Healthy Root Crops Beetroot and Carrots to Swedes
Striped Beetroot Aprx 200 seeds ■☻җ
Slicing Beetroot Aprx 200 seeds ■☻җ
New for 2014!
Exhibition Beetroot Aprx 50 seeds ■☻җ
Red Beetroot Aprx 200 seeds ■☻җ
Early forcing Carrot Aprx 1000 seeds ■☻җ
Out of Stock!
Purple Core Carrot Aprx 300 seeds ■☻җ
We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured carrots as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 250 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.
Carrot Atomic RedCarrot Purple Haze F1Carrot White Satin OrganicCarrot Yellowstone F1Carrot Flyaway
White Carrot Aprx 500 seeds ■☻җ җ
Now in Stock!
Oca 6 to 9 small tubers (90gm) (For 2013 we now offer a mix of pink and orange tubers)
Oxalis tuberosa or Oca is a South American crop from the Andes very similar to a potato but without the pests and diseases associated with potatoes. The taste is like a slightly fibrous waxy potato with a hint of lemon and very palatable. The small tubers do not need peeling and may be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, mashed, fried or roasted making this a very versatile vegetable. The crop though is a late one with harvest from mid November to mid December depending on the frosts in your area. Harvesting is 2 weeks after the foliage has been destroyed by frosts and we found that protecting the crop from the first one or two early autumn frost with a tarpaulin extended the growing season and maximised the harvest.
Start the tubers off in heat under glass in early spring and grow on in pots until planting out in late May. The plant at first is quite tidy growing to 2ft tall as a small bush with small yellow flowers but later falls over covering a wide area of 1 to 2 metres wide so best grown alongside other crops that will have been already harvested by the time these plants spread out. Where the stems lay on the ground roots form and further tubers develop in October. We supply 6 to 9 tubers weighing 90gms.
Parsnip Aprx 400 seeds ■☻җ җ җ
Pure White Round Radish Aprx 500 seeds ■☻
Bright Red Round Radish Aprx 500 seeds ■☻
Black Spanish Radish Aprx 100 seeds ■☻җ
Radish Aprx 500 seeds ■☻
Rainbow Salad Radish aprx 500 seeds
Red and White Round Radish Aprx 500 seeds ■☻
Yellow Round Radish Aprx 500 seeds ■☻
Purple Swede Aprx 1000 seeds ■☻җ җ
Purple Topped Turnip Aprx 500 seeds ■☻җ җ
Germination -- Easy ■ Moderate ■ and Challenging ■
Backlog for Fresh Seed ♦ Flavour ♪
Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ
Needs Shady Position ☻ Sunny Position ☻ Water Loving ♥