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Kohl Rabi

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Unwins Seeds & Plants have this stunning looking purple khol rabi. I’ve only eaten the green stuff previously but I’ve got a packet of seeds so will be giving it a try this year!

Kohl Rabi - Azur Star Seeds

Kohl Rabi – Azur Star Seeds £1.49
A very quick growing crop the purple swollen stem has tender white flesh. The leaves can also be eaten like cabbage. Sow outside until the end of August or under cover for a later harvest.

Beetroot seeds at unwins

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Quick vegetable to grow. Fairly easy. Requires some thinning but that’s about it. Water if dry weather persists.
Unwins Seeds & Plants have this selection of beetroot seeds.
Enjoy beetroot pickled or cooked and sliced in a salad. Grate or juice raw beetroots for all the healthy taste!

Beetroot - Cardeal Seeds (Gro-sure)

Beetroot – Cardeal Seeds (Gro-sure) £2.49
Beetroot Cardeal has been specifically bred for baby beet production. It has an excellent globe shape with a refined tap root and has very healthy erect foliage with partial resistance to downy mildew. It is extremely sweet with the highest sugar content of any commercial beetroot.

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Micro vegetables

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Unwins Seeds & Plants has these new items today

Micro Veg Gro-Tray Set

Micro Veg Gro-Tray Set £4.95
Our Micro-Leaves have been so successful we have now designed a special Gro-Tray to make growing extra easy! Plus – we’ve included a purpose made cellulose Gro-Felt Mat used by professionals for micro leaf production. Ensuring good water absorption and retention for quick germination. And of corse they are biodegradable and can be composted. Gro-Tray set consists of 5 Gro-Trays with propagation lids PLUS 10 Gro-Felt Mats! Four Simple Steps to Success:   Moisten Gro-Felt Sow Micro Seeds  Cover with clear Propagator lid  Harvest after around 7-14 days!!  

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Almost instant vegetable gardening

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The humble radish can be ready to eat in as little as 30 days.

Unwins Seeds & Plants just added these new lines

Radish - Mantanghong Seeds

Radish – Mantanghong Seeds £3.99
Outer skin is greenish and white with bright magenta flesh and is crisp with a mild sweet and slightly nutty taste. They will survive all but the hardest frosts. Good for salads and the large roots can also be served as a winter vegetable.

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Four Seasons Greenhouse Gro-System

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Four Seasons Greenhouse Gro-System is a new style container that will help you grow more. It’s moveable so you can start things off outside and move them into a greenhouse as the weather gets worse. It’s flexible so you can do the reverse at the end of winter – start things off inside and move it outside!
It’s available at Unwins Seeds & Plants today.

Four Seasons Greenhouse Gro-System x 3

Four Seasons Greenhouse Gro-System x 3 £11.95
Grow Greenhouse Crops 12 Months a Year!  To increase greenhouse productivity we have developed a new type of Gro-Bed.
The great big collapsible Four Season Gro-Bed just needs 4 canes to slide in the special sleeves at the top for rigidity. Then fill with good loamy soil or compost and you’re ready to grow. The bag has 4 strong carry handles so it can be moved in and out of the greenhouse.
It’s designed to be just perfect in terms of size. At 80cm (32in) long and 54cm (21in) wide 6 will fit neatly into a 8ft x6ft greenhouse.
Start autumn crops outdoors and when your summer growing bag crops are finished move your Four Seasons Gro-Beds inside. You can also repeat sow and harvest super quality salads all summer long. Please note: canes not supplied.

New products at Unwins Seeds and Plants

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

New lines at Unwins Seeds & Plants

Organic Extra (Twin Pack)

Organic Extra (Twin Pack) £24.95
Our exclusive super-concentrated fertiliser is light and easy to use. It contains essential trace elements and minerals to boost healthy growth and encourage bumper crops. It’s organic fertiliser is released to plants over a long period and because it is concentrated you only need a couple of handfuls per sq. yd. Unlike fresh manure or chemical fertilisers it won’t scorch plants so you can use it everywhere. Mix into the soil surface before sowing and planting vegetable crops to aid moisture retention and rapid growth. Use as a top dressing for top fruit.  Incorporate into the root zone before planting soft fruit. Incorporate during winter digging to add organic matter.

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New products at Unwins Seeds and Plants

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Unwins Seeds & Plants has this new item today

Unwins Book of Bulbs

Unwins Book of Bulbs £9.99
Everything you need to know about bulbs in one beautifully illustrated volume. From buying growing and planting bulbs to selecting the best varieties for pots and containers. Size 21cm x 15cm; 120 pages packed with hundreds of colour photos.

New products at Unwins Seeds and Plants

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

New items at Unwins Seeds & Plants

Double Cold Frame

Double Cold Frame £166.95
A cold frame has many uses – it creates a microclimate that gives shelter from wind and several degrees of extra warmth- it can be used to raise seedlings over winter young plants and harden off plants before planting. These superb UK made robust rot and rust free cold frames are made with aluminium frames and clear double-skinned shatterproof polycarbonate glazing. Supplied flat packed with full instructions for easy assembly. Full width sloping lids on both sides of this large cold frame maximise the available light throughout the year and allows good use of space. Lids have two serure opening positions for good ventilation Lids can be fully opened for watering and access to plants Two 6in/15cm full width shelves for more growingspace when required Size: 4ft/122cm long x 4ft lin/125cm deep x 2ft/61cm high sloping to Sin/20cm.

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New products at Unwins Seeds and Plants

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Unwins Seeds & Plants just added this new item

Tulip Ice Cream - Double Late

Tulip Ice Cream – Double Late £9.95
Seldom has a variety been more appropriately named this with its inner petals rising above the outer ones like a scoop of gelato in a wafer thin cone! 

Price reductions at Unwins Seeds and Plants

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Price reduction on this product at Unwins Seeds & Plants

Nemaslug Nematodes: Slug Killer 100m2*

Nemaslug Nematodes: Slug Killer 100m2* was £18.95 now £17.95
Nemaslug Slug Killer Nematodes offer approximately 6 weeks protection from Slugs and Snails. Killing them both above and below the ground!  We have found Nemaslug Nematodes easy to apply and extremely effective. Nemaslug Slug Killer contains millions of naturally occurring microscopic nematodes that kill slugs both above and below ground for up to 6 weeks. They are completely harmless to birds hedgehogs and other wildlife (including pets and children). When you receive your pack of Nemaslug Nematodes place it in the refrigerator immediately and use within the use by date (which can be up to four weeks). Our Nemaslug application guide can be found here