Leafy Choices for your Summer Salads or as a Cooked Vegetable
Green & Red Malabar Spinach 20 seeds ■●
Malabar Spinach is a perennial native of India but grown as an annual in the UK. If you are looking for a different flavour from traditional spinach and you have a glasshouse or polytunnel its well worth a try. Rubra or Red Malabar Spinach has deep green leaves veined in pink set against burgundy stems and violet blooms. Alba the Green Malabar Spinach has green leaves and green stems The edible leaves can be used throughout summer but do best in heat and humidity. The plant can climb to 10 feet or more but probably shorter in the UK and is grown up a trellis or wigwam of canes like climbing beans.
Culantro, Mexican coriander or Thai parsley. Aprx 300 seeds ■●
Eryngium foetidum known as Culantro or Mexican coriander or Thai parsley is widely used in seasoning and marinating in the Caribbean, in Peru's Amazon regions and extensively in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Laos, and other parts of Asia as a culinary herb. It dries well, retaining good colour and flavour, making it valuable in the dried herb industry. It is sometimes used as a substitute for cilantro (coriander in British English), but it has a much stronger taste.
Grows best in moist, shaded positions with good drainage. It can survive in poor soils, but it is best to feed frequently with high-nitrogen fertiliser to keep the leaves soft. Does not tolerate frost. Cut off the flower stalks frequently to ensure continuing production of new leaves. May be planted under glass in pots for the UK.
Entsai or Water Convolvulus aprox 50 seeds ■●
Lettuce Curled Aprx 400 seeds ■●җ
Iceburg Lettuce Aprx 50 split pill seeds ■●җ
An excellent quality iceberg lettuce suitable for cultivation in spring, summer and autumn. Produces large, round, well filled heads. Very good against tip burn plus has good standing ability. Resistant to green lettuce leaf aphid and Bremia. Split Pill (pelleted) seeds.
Red Cos Lettuce Pills 25 ■●
Minutina aprox 500 sds ■●
The Horseradish tree is fast growing, up to ten feet the first year, and matures at a height of thirty-five feet, but it will bloom the first year from seed. Tip pruning will encourage more leaf and fruit production and control its size and hence able to be pot grown. It has drooping branches with alternate, fern-like leaves, 9"-24" long, the 1" wide, white fragrant flowers are borne in loose clusters in the leaf axils. The pods are narrow, round, pointed growing to 18" long.
Garland Chrysanthemum Aprx 200 sds ■●
Wasabi Rocket Aprx 250 seeds ■●
Summer Spinach Aprx 250 Seeds ■●җ
Winter Spinach Aprx 250 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 ♥