Vegetables

Vegetables

Fun, rewarding and cost effective; there are a number of great benefits to growing and cultivating your own vegetables in the home or a back garden vegetable patch. With more than 650 different types of vegetable seeds and bulbs; the Capital Gardens range can help you personalise your veggie patch to your specific tastes and recipe lists.

From artichokes to zucchinis, the A-Z vegetables page from Capital Gardens makes it easier to find the exact vegetable you require. Whether you are planning a vegetable patch from scratch or require something a little special to add to your current line-up, this page simplifies the process of sourcing the perfect seeds and bulbs.

All the seeds and bulbs in Capital Gardens’ vegetable range have been sourced from trusted and respected growers and brands including Thompson & Morgan and Suttons.

Annual Vegetables

A number of the seeds in the Capital Gardens range will flower annual vegetables – producing beautiful and delicious results. Many of the staples of the great British kitchen can be cultivated, using these seeds from Capital Gardens – saving you money when buying from supermarkets and greengrocers.

Carrots, potatoes, onions, shallots and garlic are all relatively easy-to-cultivate vegetables – helping first time growers and experienced gardeners alike develop a repertoire for growing, and an extensive selection of organic veg.

Herb Garden Seeds

Alongside the stunning range of vegetables in the Capital Gardens range, we also stock a great selection of herbs – adding the final flourishes and subtle nuances to many of your favourite recipes and meals.

For more help choosing the perfect seeds and bulbs for your vegetable patch and herb garden or help with the growing and cultivation, the Capital Gardens team are available to answer any questions or concerns. Simply call us on 01442 875 037, and we will endeavour to offer any assistance you require.

  • Artichoke Green Globe Improved Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Green Globe’ Artichoke features large and heavy globe shaped heads that are more consistent in quality. The classic sharp spines have been greatly reduced in this improved variety.

    The hearts of the artichoke are astoundingly delicious, as well as the base of the leaves.

    A sumptuous perennial vegetable which will make an attractive addition to any vegetable garden, as well as within your flower garden too. They will attract bees to the thistle-like flowers when left unharvested.

    When growing artichokes plant the seeds in rich fertile and well drained soil with protection from strong winds. Directly sow you seeds outdoors from March to April when there is no more risk of frost. Sow in a well prepared seedbed with 2-3 seeds per station in drills of 30cm apart. When they are large enough to handle, thin out your seedlings. The thinnings can then be transplanted outdoors. You can alternatively sow you seeds outdoors and they will flower the following year after sowing.

    Height: 180cm

    Spread: 75cm

    Perfect For: Kitchen garden, wildlife garden, low maintenance garden, specimen plant

    Harvest: June-September

    £2.99
  • Asparagus Martha Washington Thompson & Morgan

    ‘Martha Washington’ is a strong growing and productive variety that produces long, thick spears in May to early June. Delicious when eaten fresh, they can also be frozen. Although asparagus beds usually take years to establish, each crown can produce up to 25 spears per year and will continue to do so for at least 25 years.

    Directly sow your seeds outdoors from mid spring in a well prepared seed bed. Choose a sheltered position with full sun.

    Your beds should be richly fertile and well drained. Remove any weeds from your bed and incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve the soil structure and fertility. On cold and wet soils the addition of sharp sand or grit will help improve the drainage. Soak your seeds for 48 hours in warm water before sowing. Sow 5cm deep, 8cm apart in drills of 30cm apart. Asparagus germination is a slow process and can take up to 30 days.

    Alternatively you can start your seeds under glass. When they are large enough to handle, thin out your seedlings to 30cm apart and grow on for a season. The following spring transplant your young plants into your well prepared bed. Plant your asparagus crowns 45cm apart in rows 1.2m apart, taking care of all the roots are not cramped.

    Height: 150cm

    Spread: 45cm

     

    £2.99
  • Asparagus Pea Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Pea’ Asparagus is an easy to grow and unusual vegetable with a unique and distinctive flavour. Asparagus ‘Pea’ will go with almost any dish. You can cook them whole at 3cm long, preferably by steaming and serve with melted butter. No flavouring needs to be added as this would destroy its own delicious flavour. This versatile plant can also be used within a flower bed as an attractive ground cover.

    You can sow your seeds under glass in pots throughout early spring, or outdoors in late spring. Under glass sowings should be put into individual 7.5cm pots in good quality seed compost. Germination will usually take up to 14 days at a temperature of 19-21C.

    Harden off your seedlings and plant out 30cm apart when there is no more risk of frost. Sow outdoors 10cm apart in well rakes soil in rows of 30cm apart. Support will help but it is not essential/ They prefer to be in a well drained garden and should be watered regularly in dry weather.

    Harvest: June-August

    £2.99
  • Aubergine Bonica Thompson & Morgan

    Early to ripen and continuing to crop heavily throughout the season, Bonica produces a good yield of long, oval, shiny purple fruits. Ideal for patio containers, plants are compact and bushy; the flavoursome fruits average 12cm (5in) in length.

    £2.69
  • Aubergine Melanzana Prosperosa Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Melanzana Prosperosa’ aubergines will a taste of Italy directly into your home. Producing spherical, ribbed and pale purple fruits with firm and flavoursome flesh. Of Sicilian heritage this variety has a mild flavour with no bitter after taste. They are perfect for growing within a greenhouse or sunny location outdoors.

    Sow you seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for outdoor growing. Soak your seeds in warm water for 24 hours before sowing as this will assist with germination.

    Sow on the surface of free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which will take at least 10 days. When the seeds are large enough to handle transplant your seedlings into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a reduced temperature.

    When there is no more risk of frost and the soil is warm, harden off and plant your aubergines in their final positions. For outdoor cultivation pot on into larger containers or plant two aubergines per growbag. Plant in rich fertile soil outdoors, at a distance of 90cm apart in rows of 90-120cm apart. Grow in a sheltered position with full sun. If you plant through black plastic mulch this will help to warm the soil and control the weeds as well as saving moisture.

    £1.99
  • Aubergine Ophelia Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Ophelia’ Aubergine is a compact variety that produces an profusion of golf ball sized baby aubergines. The bite sized fruits are produced throughout summer and have no bitter aftertaste. They will hold their colour after picking, and are ideal for growing in containers on the patio.

    Sow your aubergine seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soak them in warm water for 24 hours before sowing as this will assist germination.

    Sow your seeds on the surface of free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which will take up to 14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm pots and grow on a slightly reduced temperature.

    When there is no more risk of frost, and the soil is warm harden off you plants in their final positions. For indoor cultivation pot on into larger containers or plant 2 aubergine per growbag. Outdoors plant in rich and fertile soil at a distance of 90cm apart in rows of 90-120cm apart. Grow in a sheltered position with full sun. Plant through black plastic mulch to keep the soil warm, control weeds and save moisture.

    Height + Spread: 60cm

    Harvest: July-August

    £3.69
  • Aubergine Orlando Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Orlando’ Aubergine is an attractive and spineless dwarf variety that produces high yields of baby aubergine crops. The fruits grow to 5cm in length featuring a finger-like shape and deep purple skin. They are not bitter tasting and are excellent for growing within a greenhouse or on a sunny patio or in containers.

    Sow your seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soak them in warm water before planting as this will assist with germination.

    Sow your seeds on the surface of free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place into a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which can take up to 14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a reduced temperature.

    Once there is no risk of frost, and your soil is warm harden off your plants in their final positions. For outdoor cultivation pot on into larger containers or 2 plants per growbag. Outdoors plant your aubergines in rich soil at a distance of 90cm apart and rows 90-120cm apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position with full sun. If you use black plastic mulch, this will help warm the soil, control weeks and save moisture.

    Height: + Spread: 50cm

    £3.69
  • Aubergine Pinstripe Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Pinstripe’ Aubergine is a compact plant that produces heavy crops of purple and white striped fruit throughout the growing season. ‘Pinstripe’ has been specifically developed to thrive in pots, containers or within a border.

    Sow your seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soak them in warm water before planting as this will assist with germination.

    Sow your seeds on the surface of free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place into a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which can take up to 14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a reduced temperature.

    Once there is no risk of frost, and your soil is warm harden off your plants in their final positions. For outdoor cultivation pot on into larger containers or 2 plants per growbag. Outdoors plant your aubergines in rich soil at a distance of 90cm apart and rows 90-120cm apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position with full sun. If you use black plastic mulch, this will help warm the soil, control weeks and save moisture.

    Height: 80cm

    Spread: 60cm

    Harvest: July-October

    £2.99
  • Aubergine Seeds Black Beauty Suttons

    The ‘Black Beauty’ was first introduced in around 1910 and has been popular with gardeners ever since.

    Early to mature, they produce an abundance of delicious fruits that are clear of the ground. A sturdy plant that produces high yields of glossy, deep purple, pear-shaped fruit, which can grow up to 15cm long. They will crop in 78 days of fruit with smooth flesh. The seeds are soft and edible as well as the rest of the fruit.

    It is early producing and prolifically sets huge fruit up to 680g. The plants can keep from July all the way through to late autumn. Popular and reliable, they are a garden favourite.

    Sow from January to April if growing indoors or under glass, or March to April for planting outdoors.

    When sowing indoors, start sowing eight to ten weeks prior to the last frost. Soak your seeds in warm water for 24 hours before sowing as this will aid germination.

    Sow 6mm deep into 9cm pots containing moist seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude any light as this will help with germination.

    Place inside a propagator or warm location at a constant temperature of 20 – 25C. Keep the surface of the compost moist and germination will take up to 21 days. Transplant your seedlings when they are small enough to fit into 15cm pot and grow on at 18 – 21C.

    For outdoor cultivation, acclimatise your seedlings for 10 to 15 days before planting out in a sheltered location when there is no risk of frost. Plant 45cm apart in rows of 90 – 120cm apart. Your aubergines will grow wonderfully outdoors but you will need to acclimatise them to the outdoor conditions before planting out. If a cold frost is forecast, drape fleece over your plants to protect them.

    Height approximately 120cm (4′).

    £1.99
  • Aubergine Seeds F1 Galine Suttons

    The Galine aubergine produces an abundance of small and delicious fruits throughout the summer. Grown on dwarf plants, they are the perfect variety for growing in patios pots or containers.

    Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit ‘Galine’ is heavy cropping, producing clusters of small, deep purple, egg-shaped fruit. They are not only extremely tasty, they are also very ornamental.

    Sow your seeds on the surface of good quality, free-draining compost and cover with a 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place your seed tray into a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of 18-21C until after germination, which can take up to 14 days. Do not exclude any light as this will help with germination.

    Transplant your seedlings when they are large enough to handle, into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a reduced temperature.

    Pot on into a larger container or 2 plants per growbag, or outdoors when the plants have acclimatised to the outdoor conditions after frost.

    You will not have to pinch out the growth or sideshoots, and once the first flowers have set feed and water regularly with high potash tomato feed. Harvest regularly and this will promote further flowering and aubergine growth.

    Height + Spread: 60cm

    £2.99
  • Aubergine Viserba 3 Thompson & Morgan

    The ‘Viserba’ produces long and cylindrical, glossy deep purple skinned fruits that have no bitter taste. A compact variety that is perfect for growing in a greenhouse or containers in a sunny outdoor location.

    Sow your seeds from February to May for indoor cultivation or March to April for growing outdoors. Soak them in warm water before planting as this will assist with germination.

    Sow your seeds on the surface of free draining, moist seed compost and cover with 6mm layer of vermiculite or compost. Place into a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag at a constant temperature of 18-21C until after germination which can take up to 14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 7.5cm pots and grow on at a reduced temperature.

    Once there is no risk of frost, and your soil is warm harden off your plants in their final positions. For outdoor cultivation pot on into larger containers or 2 plants per growbag. Outdoors plant your aubergines in rich soil at a distance of 90cm apart and rows 90-120cm apart. Grow aubergines in a sheltered position with full sun. If you use black plastic mulch, this will help warm the soil, control weeks and save moisture.

    Height + Spread: 60cm

    Harvest: July-August

    £1.99
  • Bean (Broad) Aquadulce Claudia Organic Seeds Suttons

    The ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ Broad Bean is a gardeners favourite and is the best broad bean for autumn sowings, overwintering plants and for an early harvest the following spring. The slender pods can grow up to 23cm long and are packed with succulent white seeded beans with a delicious flavour.

    Sow from January to February or September to December. Directly sow your broad bean seeds under cloches from February or without any protection from March to April. For early crops sow your seeds outdoors under cloches from early autumn to late winter.

    Grow your beans in full sun with rich and fertile, with manure. Protect your plants from strong winds. Plant your beans in rows 23cm apart and allow at least 60cm between each double row. Sow at a depth of 5cm and distance of 23cm apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes 10 days.

    This winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit will be ready to harvest from May to July.

    Height: 100cm

    Spread: 45cm

    £2.99