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Climbing french beans

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Climbing French Bean Seeds – Merveille de Venise
 £1.99
Beautiful golden-yellow pods that are long, flat and wide. Very productive and recommended for small gardens or growing in a glasshouse or tunnel. Sow from late April to July. Harvest July to September, every 5 to 7 days.French Vegetable Seeds from Vilmorin – We’re giving you the chance to try out some varieties and bring colour and flavour of the French country market to your own garden, allotment and dinner plate. Seeds supplied in French packs with separate English translation.

Bean (Climbing French) Seeds – Blue Lake
 £2.99
Traditional favourite. Medium-length, tender, stringless, round pods. Will also provide a good crop of haricot beans if allowed to ripen. White seeded climbing french bean. Height 150cm (5′).

Bean (Climbing French) Seeds – Colourful Climbing Mix
 £2.99
This superb mix will provide you with masses of long, tender, fleshy pods of purple, green and yellow, throughout the entire summer. They’re all stringless and boast an exceptionally fine flavour! Varieties: Monte Gusto, Carminat, Monte Cristo.

French Bean Extra Fine Dwarf – Eclarel
 £2.99
French Vegetable Seeds from Vilmorin – We’re giving you the chance to try out some varieties and bring colour and flavour of the French country market to your own garden, allotment and dinner plate. Seeds supplied in French packs with separate English translation. The bright green succulent pods of this stringless bean are of excellent quality and are produced in profusion throughout the summer. Sow from late April to July. Harvest July to September.

Bean (Climbing French) Seeds – Cobra
 £3.99
A big improvement on Blue Lake with vigorous plants that yield up to a third more beans. Round, stringless pods up to 20cm (8) in length are produced right through to autumn if picked regularly. And the taste? – delicious! RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Climbing French Bean Plants – Cobra
 £7.99
Delicious round, pods up to 20cm (8) in length are produced in profusion right through to autumn if picked regularly. Climbing variety. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Bean (Climbing French) Plants – Carminat
 £7.99
Bred by our own group, this very productive climbing bean is at home either in the vegetable plot or the flower border. Produces deep purple, round, straight, fleshy, stringless pods from the bottom to the top of the plant. And the flavour is superb!

French beans

Monday, November 24th, 2014

I love french beans!
They’re fairly easy to grow providing you remember to harden them off and then protect them from slugs when they’re small.


Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Bobis d’Albenga
 £0.99
This superb Italian variety produces high yields of curved, speckled pods. They’re stringless, flavoursome and exceptionally tender. Ideal for slicing. Sow every two weeks for constant cropping.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Speedy
 £2.79
One of the earliest varieties. Harvest just 7 weeks after sowing! Compact and high yielding. Recommended for freezing.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Mascotte
 £2.99
Ideal for growing in window-boxes and pots, and very attractive in flower. Produces good crops of round, extra fine, absolutely stringless pods approximately 14cm in length on plants approximately 40-45cm in height. Easy to harvest because the pods are held well outside the foliage.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Masterpiece
 £2.99
Traditionally popular. Early maturing and prolific, producing long straight, flat pods to be gathered young and cooked whole.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – The Prince
 £2.99
Bears continuously and crops heavily. Long, slender, flat pods, delicious when young. Specially recommended.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Sprite
 £2.99
Outstanding dwarf french bean. Completely stringless, dark green round pods. 15cm (6) long.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Safari
 £2.99
Safari produces straight, very slender round dark green stringless pods about 11-12cm (4-5) in length. Require only a brief cooking time and are best steamed and served whole. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Borlotto Firetongue
 £2.99
An Italian specialty bean that’s ideal for fresh use or as dried seeds (haricots) in a wide range of dishes. The seeds and pods are attractively mottled, and will last throughout winter if stored in airtight jars.

French Bean Extra Fine Dwarf – Eclarel
 £2.99
French Vegetable Seeds from Vilmorin – We’re giving you the chance to try out some varieties and bring colour and flavour of the French country market to your own garden, allotment and dinner plate. Seeds supplied in French packs with separate English translation. The bright green succulent pods of this stringless bean are of excellent quality and are produced in profusion throughout the summer. Sow from late April to July. Harvest July to September.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Purple Queen
 £3.99
Delicious in flavour, the pods should be picked young and regularly to encourage cropping over a long period. The pods turn green in boiling water. Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.

Bean (Dwarf French) Seeds – Maxi Organic
 £3.99
Easy to pick, tasty, stringless pods.

Dwarf French Bean Seeds – Marbel
 £3.99
Enjoy Marbels long, marbled pods. They are particularly easy to pick because they are borne at the top of the foliage. High yields over a long period. Sow from late April to July. Harvest July to September.French Vegetable Seeds from Vilmorin – We’re giving you the chance to try out some varieties and bring colour and flavour of the French country market to your own garden, allotment and dinner plate. Seeds supplied in French packs with separate English translation.

Bean (Dwarf French Kidney) Seeds – Yin Yang
 £3.99
Can be eaten young or left to dry. Great for soups and cassseroles. Use seeds as ornaments too!

French Bean Dwarf Plants – Safari
 £7.99
Straight, very slender round dark green stringless pods about 11-12cm (4-5) in length. Dwarf variety. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Bean (French Dwarf) Plants – Eclarel
 £7.99
This extra fine dwarf French bean produces a profusion of succulent green pods which are prized by top chefs! The bright green succulent pods of this stringless bean are of excellent quality and are produced in profusion throughout the summer. Harvest July to September. Can also be left to dry on the plant and harvested late in the season as a haricot bean. Height 60cm.

Bean Dwarf French Plants – F1 Mascotte
 £7.99
Bred by our own group, this french bean is well adapted to growing in windowboxes and pots. It produces good crops of round, extra fine, absolutely stringless pods that are easy to harvest because they are held well outside the foliage. Dwarf variety.

Broad bean seeds and plants

Monday, November 24th, 2014

I’d not bother buying the plants unless you’re very lazy. They’re really easy to grow – a primary school favourite for growing in a jar on blotting paper.
Suttons have several varieties so have a look.
I’ve grown most of these and enjoy growing crimson and ordinary white ones.

Use fresh with bacon and new potatoes, or dry and then use as other beans. Remembering to boil for 10 minutes first!


Bean (Broad) Seeds – Listra
 £2.89
A superb, early maturing broad bean producing a good crop of tasty pale-green beans. Performs well even when sown quite late.

Bean (Broad) Seeds – Giant Exhibition Longpod
 £2.99
Pods of good length and beans of delicious flavour. Very successful on show benches. For spring sowing. White seeded variety.

Bean (Broad) Seeds – The Sutton
 £2.99
Part of the Sutton’s Seeds Vegetable Heritage RangeUnique in that it can be sown in succession March-July outdoors, and November-February under cloches to produce a very early crop. Recommended for small gardens. Sown as instructed, a packet of seed is sufficient for a single row of approximately 8.3m (27′). Dwarf variety. White seeded variety. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany. 1925 packet details – A wonderful dwarf type of broad bean, attaining a height of nine to twelve inches only when grown in the open ground. The plants are of more or less spreading habit and are so freely branched that a very large number of pods is produced, each containing four or five beans of superior table quality.

Bean (Broad) Seeds – De Monica
 £2.99
This superb, early-maturing variety grows well in low daylight conditions, producing bountiful crops of 15cm (6) long pods filled with 5-7 tasty, creamy-coloured beans per pod. Sow October-December & February-March. Harvest April-July.Early maturing, delicious podsWill grow in low light conditions

Bean (Broad) Seeds – Karmazyn
 £2.99
Karmazyn is an unusual pink-seeded variety, a must for anyone looking for something different! This compact-growing broad bean will produce a bountiful crop of tasty and colourful beans.

Bean (Broad) Seeds – Witkiem Manita
 £3.99
A fast-growing, quick-maturing broad bean, producing a good harvest of short, well-filled pods. The beans have a high tannin content, giving them particularly good taste. For spring sowing.

Bean (Broad) Seeds – Robin Hood
 £3.99
Never tried broad beans on the patio before? Dwarf variety Robin Hood will provide you with a good crop of nutritious beans that taste far superior to any you’ll find at the supermarket!

Bean (Broad) Plants – Aquadulce Claudia
 £7.99
Early, heavy crops of long pods filled with delicious, sweet, tender beans. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Bean Broad Plants – De Monica
 £7.99
An extra early-maturing variety, producing bountiful pods with 5-7 tasty, creamy-coloured beans per pod.Easy-to-grow varietyPlant now to crop next spring

Bean Broad Plants – The Sutton
 £7.99
A wonderful dwarf variety (ideal for exposed sites) producing very large numbers of pods, each containing four or five beans of superior quality. (White seeded.) RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Broad Bean Plants – Reina Mora
 £7.99
A first-rate broad bean producing 6-7 medium-sized beans per pod, and very productive even in the lower parts of the plant. Ideal for container or open garden growing. Suitable for freezing. You don’t have to have a large vegetable garden to grow your own. Even the smallest patio or balcony can accommodate a few containers that will give you a bumper crop of delicious fresh produce!

Aubergine seeds and plants from suttons

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Aubergines are lovely in lots of Mediterranean cooking. They take more effort than many other crops though if you can grow tomatoes, you’ll do ok! They’re best in a greenhouse.


Aubergine Seeds – F1 Pinstripe
 £2.79
Ideal for pots or raised beds, this dwarf, compact aubergine produces an abundance of delicious purple, cream-striped fruit, each weighing 80-100g. Patio variety.

Aubergine Seeds – F1 Galine
 £2.99
Bred by Suttons Group, this superb, heavy-cropping variety will produce clusters of small, purple, egg-shaped fruit. The plants are extremely ornamental, and the fruit are very tasty!

Aubergine Seeds – Black Beauty
 £1.99
Black Beauty is an excellent quality aubergine producing sturdy plants and an abundant crop of large, tasty, purple-black, pear-shaped fruit. Height approximately 120cm (4′).

Aubergine Plants – Pinstripe
 £6.99
Ideal for pots or raised beds, this dwarf, compact variety produces an abundance of delicious purple, cream-striped fruit, each weighing 80-100g.You don’t have to have a large vegetable garden to grow your own. Even the smallest patio or balcony can accommodate a few containers that will give you a bumper crop of delicious fresh produce!

Aubergine Plants – F1 Ophelia
 £6.99
Compact plants bearing clusters of delicious, glossy, dark purple fruits throughout summer.You don’t have to have a large vegetable garden to grow your own. Even the smallest patio or balcony can accommodate a few containers that will give you a bumper crop of delicious fresh produce!

Aubergine Grafted Plants – F1 Scorpio
 £11.97
With this outstanding grafted aubergine you can be picking delicious, top quality, glossy black aubergines up to 2 months earlier than you might otherwise have done. It’s easy to grow and very heavy cropping! What’s so good about grafted veg plants? We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we’ve developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors – little or no heating required Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases – no more ring culture or grow bags – plant straight in the soil Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders

Aubergine Grafted Plants – F1 Scorpio
 £4.99
With this outstanding grafted aubergine you can be picking delicious, top quality aubergines up to 2 months earlier than you might otherwise have done. It’s easy to grow and very heavy cropping!What’s so good about grafted veg plants?We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we’ve developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors – little or no heating required Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases – no more ring culture or grow bags – plant straight in the soil Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders

Aubergine Grafted Plants – F1 Scorpio
 £9.99
With this outstanding grafted aubergine you can be picking delicious, top quality, glossy black aubergines up to 2 months earlier than you might otherwise have done. It’s easy to grow and very heavy cropping! What’s so good about grafted veg plants?We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we’ve developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors – little or no heating required Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases – no more ring culture or grow bags – plant straight in the soil Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders

Jerusalem Artichoke

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Jerusalem Artichokes are easy to grow. Just put them in and they’ll romp away. They grow really tall and can fall over in high winds so don’t put them near anything that will be damaged by their strong stems falling on them. You eat the roots – boiled, roast or turned into soup. They can give you wind due to inulin in them!
They are very good roasted like potatoes though!

They can flower at the end of summer – tiny sunflowers at the top of the long stems! Pretty!


Artichoke Jerusalem Tubers
 £8.99
The Jerusalem Artichoke is fully hardy and grows readily in cold climates, producing attractive flowers in summer and good crops of pink-skinned roots that have a sweet, nutty flavour, reminiscent of water chestnuts. These can be used raw, boiled, baked or roasted; they make a delicious soup, and are a novel winter alternative to potatoes. The tall plants make a useful windbreak. Harvest October-early spring. Height 1.5m (5′).Fuseau – Larger and smoother tubers than the common ‘knobbly’ variety, making them much easier to prepare!

Asparagus from Suttons

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Available as seeds or crowns. I’ve grown some from seed in pots this year. They’ll be planted out in the spring on my allotment.


Asparagus Seeds – F1 Ariane
 £2.99
A first-class asparagus producing tall, slender, high quality spears with tight green buds. And the flavour is superb! Delicious steamed, stir-fried or sauted and topped with butter!

Asparagus Plants – F1 Ariane
 £6.99
A first-class variety producing tall, slender, high quality spears with tight green buds. And the flavour is superb! Delicious steamed, stir-fried or sauted and topped with butter! Harvest May-June. (Note that in their first year the harvest will be smaller, as 50% of the crop must stay in the ground for to build up the strength of the plants.)(Please order by early September for delivery October.)

Harvesting and Asparagus Knife
 £6.99
Use this sharp knife specially designed to enable asparagus spears to be easily cut below soil level! Ideal for cutting cabbages and courgettes, trimming leeks, and general kitchen garden and allotment use, with a razor sharp serrated and scalloped stainless steel blade for easy cutting, soft comfort grip handle and slim profile tip for hard to reach places. Length 26.5cm (10).

Asparagus Plant – Dariana F1
 £11.99
A top quality hybrid which produces high yields of straight, top quality spears of exquisite flavour. Spears are green with purple tips, and are ready to pick slightly later than Gijnlim. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.Mouth-watering asparagus tips are still considered something of a luxury vegetable, and the supermarkets certainly price them as such! So why not grow your own! We offer healthy plants in 3 litre pots, which are quick to establish, enabling you to have your first delicious harvest next spring, followed by annual spring pickings for many years to come.

Asparagus Plant – Stewarts Purple
 £11.99
Purple asparagus is thought by many people to be considerably sweeter than the sweetest green types. An attractive addition to salads, spears retain their colour when steamed. The first spears will appear in late April. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.Mouth-watering asparagus tips are still considered something of a luxury vegetable, and the supermarkets certainly price them as such! So why not grow your own! We offer healthy plants in 3 litre pots, which are quick to establish, enabling you to have your first delicious harvest next spring, followed by annual spring pickings for many years to come.

Asparagus Plant – Gijnlim
 £11.99
A consistent top performer in recent trials, out-yielding others by up to 25%. It’s early too, giving the first succulent tasty spears in mid to late April and continuing to crop heavily until mid June. It is an ‘all male’ hybrid, forming no seeds which means all its energies go into spear production. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.Mouth-watering asparagus tips are still considered something of a luxury vegetable, and the supermarkets certainly price them as such! So why not grow your own! We offer healthy plants in 3 litre pots, which are quick to establish, enabling you to have your first delicious harvest next spring, followed by annual spring pickings for many years to come.

Asparagus Plant – Darlise
 £11.99
A top quality hybrid which produces high yields of straight, top quality spears of exquisite flavour. Spears are green with purple tips and are ready to pick slightly later than Gijnlim. Supplied in a 3 litre pot.

Asparagus Knife
 £12.95
The perfect instrument for cutting asparagus cleanly below ground level. Its 25cm (10) curving, serrated, ‘sickle’ steel blade will make light work of the task, and the wooden handle fits snugly into your palm. Overall length 40cm (16).

Asparagus Crown Plants – Gijnlim
 £17.99
Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own? Gijnlim is an outstanding asparagus variety that has been a consistent top performer in recent trials, out-yielding others by up to 25%. It’s early too, giving the first succulent tasty spears in mid to late April and continuing to crop heavily until mid June. It is an ‘all male’ hybrid, forming no seeds which means all its energies go into spear production and troublesome seedlings in the bed are avoided.We supply one year old crowns, grown in East Anglia, which can be picked as soon as the year after planting. Plants crop for well over 10 years, and established beds can be cut from emergence of the first spears until mid-late June. Crops for up to 15 years.

Asparagus Crowns – Purple Pacific
 £17.99
An excellent addition to any asparagus planting, Purple Pacific produces a bountiful harvest of very mild, sweet-tasting spears that are a delight to eat. The spears are thicker in diameter than green cultivars, and their sugar content is 20% higher too!We supply one year old crowns, grown in East Anglia, which can be picked as soon as the year after planting. Plants crop for well over 10 years, and established beds can be cut from emergence of the first spears until mid-late June. Crops for up to 15 years.

Asparagus Crowns – Guelph Millennium
 £17.99
This late season variety, bred in Canada, is at its best in the UK during the month of June. Now considered to be the best late season cultivar, it’s an All Male hybrid, boasting excellent spear and head quality, combined with fantastic yield. Late season variety.Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.

Asparagus Crowns – Pacific Purple
 £17.99
An excellent addition to any asparagus planting, Pacific Purple produces a bountiful harves of very mild, sweet-tasting spears that are a delight to eat. The spears are thicker in diameter than green cultivars and their sugar content is 20% higher too! Mid season variety.Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.

Asparagus Crowns – Pacific 2000
 £17.99
From New Zealand berrding, this vigorous variety was voted the best in commercial grower taste tests. The consistently uniform, green spears are so tender and stringless, they can be eaten raw or sliced in salads! It’s long-lasting and highly regarded for its heavy yields and superior flavour. Mid season variety.Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.

Asparagus Crowns – Mondeo
 £17.99
An all male hybrid that is suitable for both spring and autumn planting. This versatile variety has created huge interest due to its impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season. The delicious spears have tight tips throughout the season, with excellent flavour and good disease resistance. Early season variety.Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.

Asparagus Plants – Collection
 £23.98
Mouth-watering asparagus tips are still considered something of a luxury vegetable, and the supermarkets certainly price them as such! So why not grow your own! We offer healthy plants in 3 litre pots, which are quick to establish, enabling you to have your first delicious harvest next spring, followed by annual spring pickings for many years to come. Collection contains 3 plants (1 of each variety):Darlise – A top quality hybrid which produces high yields of straight, top quality spears of exquisite flavour. Spears are green with purple tips, and are ready to pick slightly later than Gijnlim.Stewarts Purple – Purple asparagus is thought by many people to be considerably sweeter than the sweetest green types. An attractive addition to salads, spears retain their colour when steamed. The first spears will appear in late April. Gijnlim – A consistent top performer in recent trials, out-yielding others by up to 25%. It’s early too, giving the first succulent tasty spears in mid to late April and continuing to crop heavily until mid June. It is an ‘all male’ hybrid, forming no seeds which means all its energies go into spear production.

Asparagus Crowns – Twin Pack
 £29.99
Twin pack contains 20 crowns (10 of each variety):Mondeo – An all male hybrid that is suitable for both spring and autumn planting. This versatile variety has created huge interest due to its impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season. The delicious spears have tight tips throughout the season with excellent flavour and good disease resistance. Early season variety.Pacific Purple – An excellent addition to any asparagus planting, Pacific Purple produces a bountiful harvest of very mild, sweet-tasting spears that are a delight to eat. The spears are thicker in diameter than green cultivars and their sugar content is 20% higher too! Mid season variety.Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.

Asparagus Crown Plants – Gijnlim
 £29.99
This outstanding variety has been a consistent top performer in recent trials, out-yielding others by up to 25%. It’s early too, giving the first succulent tasty spears in mid to late April and continuing to crop heavily until mid-June. It is an ‘all male’ hybrid, forming no seeds which means all its energies go into spear production and troublesome seedlings in the bed are avoided.We supply one year old crowns, grown in East Anglia, which can be picked as soon as the year after planting. Plants crop for well over 10 years, and established beds can be cut from emergence of the first spears until mid-late June. Crops for up to 15 years.

Asparagus Crowns – Purple Pacific
 £29.99
An excellent addition to any asparagus planting, Purple Pacific produces a bountiful harvest of very mild, sweet-tasting spears that are a delight to eat. The spears are thicker in diameter than green cultivars, and their sugar content is 20% higher too!We supply one year old crowns, grown in East Anglia, which can be picked as soon as the year after planting. Plants crop for well over 10 years, and established beds can be cut from emergence of the first spears until mid-late June. Crops for up to 15 years.

Asparagus Crowns – Twin Pack
 £29.99
The Twin Pack comprises of 20 Crowns (10 of each variety):Gijnlim – This outstanding asparagus has been a consistent top performer in recent trials, out-yielding others by up to 25%. It’s early too, giving the first succulent tasty spears in mid to late April and continuing to crop heavily until mid June. It is an ‘all male’ hybrid, forming no seeds which means all its energies go into spear production and troublesome seedlings in the bed are avoided.Purple Pacific – An excellent addition to any asparagus planting, Purple Pacific produces a bountiful harvest of very mild, sweet-tasting spears that are a delight to eat. The spears are thicker in diameter than green cultivars, and their sugar content is 20% higher too! We supply one year old crowns, grown in East Anglia, which can be picked as soon as the year after planting. Plants crop for well over 10 years, and established beds can be cut from emergence of the first spears until mid-late June.

Asparagus Crowns – Continuity Collection
 £34.99
Why pay expensive prices for this luxury item when you can grow your own in the same area as a small shed! Full growing instructions provided.The collection contains 30 crowns (10 of each variety):Mondeo – An all male hybrid that is suitable for both spring and autumn planting. This versatile variety has created huge interest due to its impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season. The delicious spears have tigtht tips and throughout the season, with excellent flavour and good disease resistance. Early season variety.Pacific 2000 – From New Zealand breeding, this vigorous variety was voted the best in commercial grower taste tests. The consistently uniform, green spears are so tender and stringless, they can be eaten raw or sliced in salads! It’s long-lasting and highly regarded for its heavy yields and superior flavour. Mid season variety.Guelph Millennium – This late season variety, bred in Canada, is at its best in the UK during the month of June. Now considered to be the best late season cultivar, it’s an All Male hybrid, boasting excellent spear and head quality, combined with fantastic yield. Last season variety.

Carrot seed tapes from Suttons

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Cut to length of bed and cover over and water! Seed tapes are easy!


Seed Tape – Carrot Rainbow Mix (Improved)
 £2.99
Brighten up mealtimes! Taste and colour combos that are sure to be enjoyed at the dinner table, even by the kids! Colourful and delicious. Sow March-July. Harvest July-October. 6m seed tape.

Seed Tape – Carrots
 £2.99
Goodbye successional sowing! Just sow once and the mix of varieties mature successionally for a super-long harvest period! Harvest for up to 24 weeks! Vitamin-packed maincrop carrots. Sow April-May. Harvest August-January. 6m seed tape.

Seed Tape – Carrot Amsterdam Forcing 3
 £2.99
Amsterdam Forcing 3 is a carrot with a superb taste that can be grown in tubs, raised beds or borders. Harvest from small finger size or wait until they’re bigger. Can be sown under glass or in succession outdoors for small, succulent roots.

Seed Tape – Carrot Early Nantes 5
 £2.99
Early Nantes 5 is a suberb tasting carrot that’s excellent for successional sowing, or in frames or under cloches for early roots. Suitable for salads, cooking or freezing.

Carrot Seeds – St. Valery
 £1.99
Reliable maincrop carrot producing long, tapering roots; excellent for winter storage.

Seed Tapes – Summer Harvesting Collection
 £9.99
Feed a family of 4 for up to 13 weeks (depending on how hungry they are!). Weve developed a new range of seed tapes that make seed sowing and crop planning easier than ever! Our top quality seeds are pre-spaced in a biodegradable tape which can be simply rolled out, covered with soil and watered. Whats brand new and exclusive to Suttons is our amazing collection which allows you to feed your family for a season. Quick & easy! Sow veg seeds in seconds perfect spacing every time! Collection contains 2m tape of each variety = 20 metres! Sow together and pick throughout summer! Sow March-April. Harvest from 10-14 weeks after sowing. Collection includes the following varieties:Beetroot Boltardy – Top selling variety.Carrot Ideal – Baby type, easy to grow.Spring Onion White Lisbon – Popular for salads.Leaf Salad Italian Mix – Nutritious mixed leaves.Spinach Beet (Chard) Bright Lights – Treat as cut and come again.Radish French Breakfast 3 – Crispy, tasty, succulent roots.Lettuce Lollo Rossa – Tasty Italian picking type.Rocket (Cultivated) – Adds a peppery tang to salads.Kohl Rabi Purple & White Vienna Mix – Juicy and crispy.Pak Choi – May be used as baby leaves.

Seed Tapes – Spring Harvesting Collection
 £9.99
Feed a family of 4 for up to 13 weeks (depending on how hungry they are!). Weve developed a new range of seed tapes that make seed sowing and crop planning easier than ever! Our top quality seeds are pre-spaced in a biodegradable tape which can be simply rolled out, covered with soil and watered. Whats brand new and exclusive to Suttons is our amazing collection which allows you to feed your family for a season. Quick & easy! Sow veg seeds in seconds perfect spacing every time! Collection contains 2m tape of each variety = 20 metres! Sow together and pick throughout spring! Sow February-March. Harvest from 8-11 weeks after sowing. Collection includes the following varieties:Beetroot Boltardy – Top selling variety.Carrot Early Nantes 2 – Harvest from small finger size onwards.Spring Onion White Lisbon – Popular for salads.Leaf Salad Spicy Mix – Nutritious mixed leaves.Spinach Beet (Chard) Bright Lights – Treat as ‘cut and come again’.Radish French Breakfast 3 – Crispy, tasty, succulent roots.Lettuce Lollo Rossa – Tasty Italian ‘picking’ typeTurnip Purple Top Milan – Delicious, crunchy texture.Rocket (Cultivated) – Adds a peppery tang to salads.Spinach Gigante d’inverno – Vigorous plants with good leaf production.

Carrot seed from Suttons

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Huge range of carrots at Suttons to grow.
Grow in a fine soil. John Innes No.3 is good apparently.
Dedicate one bed to them and rotate it each year round your plot.
Protect from carrot fly.

Carrot Seeds – Amsterdam Forcing 3 £2.49

Carrot Seeds – Autumn King 2 £4.99

Carrot Seeds – Autumn King 2 £1.99

Carrot Seeds – Berlicum 2 £0.99

Carrot Seeds – Chantenay Red Cored 2 £1.55

Carrot Seeds – Early Nantes 5 £4.99

Carrot Seeds – Early Nantes 5 £1.99

Carrot Seeds – F1 Bangor £2.79

Carrot Seeds – F1 Eskimo £3.99

Carrot Seeds – F1 Maestro £3.99

Carrot Seeds – F1 Match £1.89

Carrot Seeds – F1 Purple Sun £2.49

Carrot Seeds – F1 Rainbow £1.75

Carrot Seeds – F1 Resistafly £2.79

Carrot Seeds – Ideal £1.55

Carrot Seeds – Nantes 2 Mars Organic £2.49

Carrot Seeds – Rondo £1.99

Carrot Seeds – St. Valery £1.99

Carrot Seeds – Yellowstone £2.55

Carrot Seeds – Yellowstone £2.49

Growing carrots

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Carrots need lovely soft fine soil, on the sandy side, with no rocks or lumps of manure in it.
John Innes number three is recommended by Pete on our allotment site. Once he’s harvested carrots he then uses that bed for a crop of lettuce which do really well.
He has a purpose built cover for the carrot bed to keep the carrot fly off. This is made with fleece mesh over a structure.

You can buy products to help remove the carrot fly risk.
Carrot flies lay eggs and it’s the larvae that eat the carrots.


Nemasys ‘Grow Your Own’ Multiple Pest Killer
 £8.99
A unique mix of nematodes to target a broad range of pests including carrot root fly, cabbage root fly, leatherjackets, cut worms, onion fly, ants, sciarid fly, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth. Just follow the application programmes, which targets the pests when they are active, from April to October. 60msquared pack (or 16 trees).Pack contains living organism, and should be kept refrigerated on arrival, and used before the expiry date, approximately 3 to 4 weeks from date of despatch. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. (Please note: This product is not available in Eire.)

Carrot Patio Planters
 £14.99
Carrots aren’t a traditional choice for patio growing, as most containers aren’t deep enough to allow roots to develop properly. But now, with these specially designed planters, you can grow a bumper crop on your back doorstep. Made from tough polypropylene, in an attractive orange-red carrot colour, with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging, they can be reused year after year. Complete with handy growing guide. Planters measure 30cm (12) x 45cm (18) x 30cm (12) high.BUY 2 GET A 3RD FREE – on any of the following items:581757 Vegetable Planters581585 Short Balcony Planters586464 Strawberry Planters582709 Carrot Patio Planters582719 Cane Patio Planter580990 Easy-harvest Patio Potato Planters

Carrot Patio Planters plus FREE SEEDS
 £26.98
Grow a bumper crop of carrots on your back doorstep! Unlike most containers, these are deep enough to allow roots to develop properly. Made from tough polyethylene, with drainage holes, they can be reused year after year. Complete with growing guide and a FREE packet of seeds of delicious and easy-to-grow carrots. Planters measure 30cm (12) x 45cm (18) x 30cm (12) high. 4 Planters Plus FREE seeds.

Easy Micromesh Tunnel
 £19.99
The galvanised wire hoops are built into the cover, and the tunnels fold away concertina-style for easy storage. Drawstring feature enables open or closed ends for ventilation or maximum protection. Length 3m (10′), width 45cm (18), height 30cm (12). Micromesh Tunnel – Ultra-fine 0.6mm mesh, which is small enough to keep out cabbage rootfly, carrot fly, white fly, onion fly, flea beetle, vine weevil, aphids and others, while allowing air and water through.Buy any 2 of the Easy Tunnels – Polythene, Fleece, Net, Micromesh – and get a third FREE!

Enviromesh
 £17.99
Acts as a barrier to most garden pests including carrot and cabbage root flies, caterpillars, birds, rabbits, as well as weather damage but also retains heat to give some frost protection. Because it is a ‘mesh’ it allows air and water to freely circulate. Size 4.5m (15′) x 2.1m (7′).

Enviromesh
 £31.98
Acts as a barrier to most garden pests including carrot and cabbage root flies, caterpillars, birds, rabbits, as well as weather damage but also retains heat to give some frost protection. Because it is a ‘mesh’ it allows air and water to freely circulate. Size 4.5m (15′) x 2.1m (7′).

Giant Micromesh Growing Tunnel
 £27.99
The ultimate insect barrier for fruit and vegetables! It has an ultra-fine mesh size of 0.6mm x 0.6mm, which is small enough to keep out Cabbage Root Fly, Carrot Fly, White Fly, Onion Fly, Flea Beetle, Vine Weevil, aphids and others, while at the same time allowing air and water to pass through easily. Made from U.V. stablished, 90gsm mono-filament woven polyethylene with a soft green tint that retains warmth and prevents scorching. Its drawstring ends can be left open or closed. And, with rust proof galvanised steel hoops built in, the tunnel folds away quickly and neatly. Length 3m (10′), width 60cm (2′), height 45cm (18).

Micromesh Carrot Fly and Pest Barrier
 £22.99
Protect your carrot, parsnip, celery and parsley crops from carrot-fly (which do not fly at greater altitudes than the height of the screen) whilst simultaneously protecting them from wind damage, flea beetles, rabbits and cats. The Micromesh fabric is the finest gauge mesh available (0.6mm), and is used by millions of gardeners worldwide. Each pack contains two sheets of fabric, each measuring 4m (13′) long x 90cm (3′) high and including 5 integral 90cm (3′) bamboo canes.

Micromesh Carrot Fly/Pest Barrier
 £41.98
Protect your carrot, parsnip, celery and parsley crops from carrot-fly (which do not fly at greater altitudes than the height of the screen) whilst simultaneously protecting them from wind damage, flea beetles, rabbits and cats. The Micromesh fabric is the finest gauge mesh available (0.6mm), and is used by millions of gardeners worldwide. Each pack contains two sheets of fabric, each measuring 4m (13′) long x 90cm (3′) high and including 5 integral 90cm (3′) bamboo canes.

Nemasys ‘Grow Your Own’ Multiple Pest Killer
 £13.98
A unique mix of nematodes to target a broad range of pests including carrot root fly, cabbage root fly, leatherjackets, cut worms, onion fly, ants, sciarid fly, caterpillars, gooseberry sawfly, thrips and codling moth. Just follow the application programmes, which targets the pests when they are active, from April to October. 60msquared pack (or 16 trees).Pack contains living organism, and should be kept refrigerated on arrival, and used before the expiry date, approximately 3 to 4 weeks from date of despatch. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. (Please note: This product is not available in Eire.)

Potato days

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

There’s one in Hulme on the 17th Feb I’ll be going to!


But this site lists them across the UK

Potato Days 2013 Potato Days 2013 where you can purchase a wide range of Seed Potatoes and Kitchen Garden Plants.