Tomato Cristal F1 Thompson & Morgan
Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit , this wonderful variety produces glossy, scarlet red fruits with ruby red flesh. Attaining weights of up to 120g, the round, non greenback fruits are perfect for adding to salads and sandwiches. For the best results grow under glass, however they will also thrive in a sunny and warm position outdoors. This excellent variety also has brilliant disease resistance.
If planting in a greenhouse, sow your seeds from February to March. For outdoor cultivation, sow from March to April.
Sow your seeds on the surface of good, free-draining and moist seed sowing mix. Cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
Place your seed trays into a propagator at a temperature of 15 – 20C until after germination which can take up to 14 days.
When your plants have 2 true leaves, they are ready to transplant into individual 7.5cm pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C.
When growing in a heated greenhouse, transplant at the end of May or once the first flowers show. Allow 3 plants per growbag, 1 per 25cm pot, or transplant straight into the greenhouse soil.
When growing outdoors, wait until there is no risk of frost. Acclimatise your plants to outdoor conditions for up to 10 days before planting them outdoors from early June- when your tomatoes are up to 20cm tall. Position in a sheltered but sunny location with well drained soil, at a distance of 60cm apart. Use a cane to support your plants as they grow.
Harvest: June – September
Cucumber Crystal Apple (Reselected True Strain) Thompson & Morgan
The ‘Crystal Apple’ Cucumber is a heritage variety that originates from Australia. The crops are prolific in growth if picked regularly when they are larger than golf ball size. The flesh is crisp and tender with a bitter free and sweet flavour.
Best grown outdoors, ‘Crystal Apple’ makes the perfect trailing plant, on the ground or supported by trellis. They crop over a long period if picked regularly.
Sow from mid April to early June under glass. Transplant outdoors when your seedlings are large enough. Plant with mixed flowers as both types are required when pollinating.
Position in a location with well-drained, moist, rich soil with full sunlight. When the weather is colder, cover with cloches.
Tomato Yellow Stuffer Thompson & Morgan
‘The Yellow Stuffer’ with a name that says it all! With a centre that is almost completely hollow, they are grown ready to be stuffed! Producing blocky, firm and thick walled fruits in a summery yellow, each tomato can weigh up to 200g. The core can be easily removed, making them one of the best beefsteak varieties for stuffing and baking. They also have a good shelf life, lasting up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator after picking. Suited to both outdoor and indoor cultivation, this is truly a wonderful variety.
If growing indoors, in a greenhouse, sow from February to March. If growing outdoors, sow from March until April.
Sow your seeds on the surface of good quality and free-draining seed sowing mix, then cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place your trays in a propagator at a constant temperature of up to 20C until after germination. This can take up to 14 days. Transplant your seedlings when they are large enough to handle, into individual 7.5cm pots of compost and grow on at a temperature of 15C.
If growing in a greenhouse transplant at the end of May allowing 3 plants per growbag, one plant per 25cm pot or directly into the greenhouse soil.
When growing your tomatoes outdoors, wait until there is no risk of frost. Acclimatise your plants at least 7 days before planting out in early June.
Choose a sheltered and sunny location with well drained and fertile soil, at a distance of 60cm apart. Use a cane to support your plants as they grow.
Harvest Time: August – October
Tomato Craigella Thompson & Morgan
‘Craigella’ is a heritage selection of ‘Ailsa Craig’ renowned for its delicious flavour. This heavy cropping variety produces pure deep red and round medium sized fruits that can grow to 5cm in diameter. Grow either under glass or outdoors for the best results.
When growing in a greenhouse, so from February to March. When growing outdoors, sow from March to April.
Sow your seeds on the surface of free draining, moist, and good quality seed sowing mix. Cover with a fine sprinkling of compost of vermiculite. Place your seed trays into a propagator at a temperature of 15 – 20C until after germination, which can take up to 14 days. When your seedlings are large enough with at least 2 true leaves, transplant them into individual 7.5cm pots of compost and grow at a minimum temperature of 15C.
If growing in a heated glasshouse, you can transplant your plants at the end of May, or when the first flowers show. Allow 3 plants per growbag or 1 per 25cm pot, or plant your tomatoes directly into greenhouse soil.
When growing outdoors wait until there is no risk of frost has passed before transplanting your tomatoes. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for up to 10 days before planting out from early June when your plants are at least 20cm tall. Plant in a sheltered position that receives full sun on fertile and moist soil, that is well drained at a distance of 60cm apart. Use a cane to support your plants as they grow.
Harvesting: June – September
Spring Onion Purplette Thompson & Morgan
Spring Onion ‘Purplette’ is a very popular, early bulbing variety with glossy globe shaped bulbs and purple-red skin when small. The deep colour changes to a pastel pink when the bulbs are picked when larger or cooked. They can be harvested very young as baby bunching or spring onions, and their skins will not form until later in the season. Easy to grow and low maintenance.
Sow your seeds thinly from March to July. Directly sow outdoors or in containers at a depth of 13mm. No thinning is required, just water during dry weather. Harvest your onions by pulling the bunch as needed.
Sow thinly, directly outside or in containers 13mm deep.
Harvest Time: June,July,August,September,October
Radish (Chinese) Dragon F1 Hybrid Thompson & Morgan
The ‘Chinese Dragon F1 Hybrid’ Radish is a quick maturing radish variety with a milder taste than the ‘China Rose’. The earliest sowings can be ready in only 50 days after sowing, while the later sowings provide wonderfully delicious ‘winter radishes’.
Smooth and pink with red-skinned roots the ‘Chinese Dragon’ makes a superb addition when sliced into salads or in a stir fly. They are at their best when pulled at about 10cm long.
Directly sow your winter radishes from April to July outdoors in well prepared, fertile, moist but free draining seed compost in full sun or semi shade. Sow thinly at a depth of 1cm in drills 15cm apart. Where you have limited space, you can grow your radishes in patio containers and they will also produce a worthwhile crop.
Height and Spread: 15cm
Harvest Time: July,August,September,October,November
Spring Onion Pompeii Thompson & Morgan
The ‘Pompeii’ Spring Onion is a rapid growing, small round and succulent silver skinned variety. Perfect for sowing in containers or window boxes, they will make a delicious addition to salads, stir fries or pickling.
Sow your seeds thinly and directly outside or in containers at a depth of 13mm. No thinning is necessary. Sow in fertile and moist but well drained soil, in a location that receives full sunlight. Be sure to water regularly, especially in hot or dry conditions.
Sowing months: March – July
Harvest Time: June,July,August,September,October
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