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Mini Vegetables

I have placed here our personal selection of mini vegetables suitable for small gardens or container growing.

Even if you do not have a lot of room there are always some varieties of vegetables that you could try growing; in a small dedicated patch; or perhaps amongst your flower borders; grown in containers or even hanging baskets!

Generally so called "Mini Vegetables" are either smaller varieties that can be grown a lot closer together or they are varieties suitable for harvesting when young as "Baby Veg" Have a look at my suggestions below and you choose whatever grabs your interest?

Mini Vegetable Collection

A pack of 12 mixed mini vegetables suitable for pots and containers, the contents are packaged and labelled separately with specific sowing instructions.

These seeds are suitable for anyone with a patio, balcony. or roof garden for growing in pots and containers. A useful pack for the budget conscious at less than 59p per item. The mix has been carefully chosen by us for ease of growth and hardiness for direct sowing outside apart from the Tomato that will need a head start indoors. The packet contains:-

  • Tomato Tumbling Tom
  • Radish Pink Beauty
  • Carrot Paris Market Atlas
  • Beetroot F1 Pablo
  • Dwarf French Bean Hildora
  • Dwarf French Bean Stanley
  • Onion White Lisbon
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • Courgette Bambino
  • Lettuce Little Gem
  • Cabbage F1 Micro
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Aubergine Dusky

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Egg Plant  Aprx 20 seeds 
Aubergine Dusky is an early maturing hybrid with a 30% to 50% higher yield than normal varieties. Fruits are near black in colour with a mild flavour. A 60 day transplanting to maturity time frame can be expected given warm conditions. Harvest them at 6” long for tender, succulent flavour. Yields are also improved with this variety through a good resistance to disease. Needs to be sown under glass in January to February and eventually planted in pots in the greenhouse or in a sheltered sunny position out side in early June. Height 30”.

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Aubergine Fairy Tale

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Egg Plant  20 seeds 
Aubergine Fairy Tale was a 2005 AAS winner, this is a compact growing variety, great for containers, with highly attractive lavender flowers. Height and width 18”. Early to mature, approximately 50 days from transplanting, it produces many slim, lavender-purple fruits with white stripes and a bitter-free flavour. Best harvested when the fruit is about 4” long. Needs to be sown under glass in January to February and eventually planted in pots in the greenhouse or in a sheltered sunny position out side in early June.

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Aubergine Ghostbuster F1

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Easter Egg Plant 20 seeds
Aubergine Ghostbuster  is one of the best white type egg plants with oval to long, very sweet flavour fruits that are also good for short season locations and ready in 72 days
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Aubergine Striped Toga

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Novelty Aubergine 10 seeds £1.95
Aubergine Striped Toga has stunning 3" oval, bright orange with green stripes, strong to mild flavour but also keeps well as an excellent ornamental.
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Basil

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Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilcum)

200 seeds of Genovese Sweet pr Pkt

100 seeds of Organic Red pr Pkt

One of the most useful herbs and a key ingredient for many Italian and Indian dishes and great when fresh in salads. Basil lives up to it's Indian origins and is best suited to the warmer areas of the UK although with correct positioning, it will thrive as a container plant outside in less protected areas. We offer Sweet Basil Genovese sweet which is slightly taller and more robust than the normal green bush form, and a red Organic variety.

Bean Dwarf French Hildora

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Yellow Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds
Dwarf French Bean Hildora has bright yellow pods producing high yields of 16cm long, straight pencil-podded beans. Very popular variety for colourful box schemes. Some disease resistance
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Bean Dwarf French Purple Queen

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Purple Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds
Dwarf French Bean Purple Queen produces long slightly curved dark purple pods that turn dark green when cooked. Excellent flavour and string-less but best picked when pods are young. Some disease resistance

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Bean Dwarf French Stanley

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Green Dwarf French Bean  Aprx 75 seeds 
Dwarf French Bean Stanley is a white flowering, white seeded variety that reliably delivers impressive yields of top quality beans. Medium green pods, 14cm x 10mm in size. Early maturity. Suitable for early and late sowings.. Resistant to Halo Blight, Anthracnose and Bean Common Mosaic Virus.
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Bean Runner Hestia

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Scarlet and White Flowered Dwarf Runner Bean  Aprx 30 Seeds

Runner Bean Hestia has all the benefits of modern, stringless beans but on dwarf bushy plants, the pods are held above the ground to avoid disease and remain clean, perfect when no support is available. Suitable for container culture, roof top gardening, small gardens or growing in the flower border where the attractive bicoloured red and white flowers add to the attraction.
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Beetroot Cylindra

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Slicing Beetroot  Aprx 200 seeds җ

Beetroot Cylindra is a superb variety that produces delicious, high quality, dark crimson, cylindrical roots which have a long storage period. Late ripening, slow to bolt, and shows good disease resistance. Excellent for easy slicing because of the shape and useful as a “Mini Veg
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Beetroot F1 Pablo

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Versatile Early to Maincrop Beetroot Aprx 200 sds җ
Beetroot Pablo is a high quality beetroot, with a smooth skin and deep red internal colouring that stands and stores well without going woody. Also a good choice for ‘baby beet’ production and suitable for early, maincrop and late production. Delicious in summer salads or use the young leaves as an alternative to spinach.
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Cabbage F1 Micro

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Baby Cabbage Aprx 50 seeds җ
Cabbage F1 Micro is ideal for mini sized head production, this variety produces 300 gram heads after 60 days at a spacing of only 25cm x 25cm. Strong tolerance to bolting with shiny green exterior and an attractive yellow internal colour.
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Calabrese F1 Kabuki

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Calabrese Aprx 50 seeds
A versatile variety maturing after 65-70 days. Grows to half the height of normal calabrese crops making it ideal for production under fleece or in smaller spaces. Very domed heads with tight beads. Its open habit also helps reduce incidence of botrytis and mildew. Calabrese F1 Kabuki is also suitable for baby head production.
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Carrot Amsterdam Forcing

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Early forcing Carrot Aprx 1000 seeds җ

Carrot Amsterdam Forcing is a cylindrical type, early-maturing with slim blunt ended roots. A heavy yielder it is very well suited to early glasshouse growing or in deep containers for "Baby Carrot" production.
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Carrot Paris Market Atlas

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Baby Round Carrots Aprx 1000 seeds җ
Carrot Paris Market Atlas is an improved high quality version of the popular Paris Market type. An early variety with superb almost round roots with an excellent colour. Ideal for shallow soils or container growing.
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Cauliflower F1 Freedom

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Cauliflower Aprx 40 Seeds җ
Cauliflower F1 Freedom is a CMS bred version of the popular variety Cauliflower F1 Fremont. This is one of the best varieties currently available for UK production. Suitable for all work including standard and mini vegetable production. Approximately 70-80 days from transplant to harvest.
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Courgette Bambino

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Baby Courgette  10 seeds

Bush type non running courgette that produces masses of dark green ‘baby’ fruits over a long period. The use of courgette flowers is popular in many restaurants, and this variety can be harvested with the flower on, or the flower can be detached and used separately.
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Courgette Eight Ball

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Ball shaped Courgette or Zuchini 10 seeds
Courgette Eight Ball is a hybrid courgette variety producing dark green, uniform, round fruits. More even cropping with higher yields than open pollinated round varieties. Its bush habit makes it suitable for smaller areas or container growing.
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Courgette F1 Midnight

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Spineless Zucchini 10 seeds

A high yielding modern hybrid with dark green, glossy fruits produced on a very compact plant. Completely spineless making it easy to pick and excellent for growing in large pots.
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Cucumber La Diva

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Mini Cucumber 10 seeds 

Cucumber La Diva produces mini cucumbers about 6'' long which are bitter free and seedless. The flesh is tender crisp and sweet and the plants, suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, have a good disease resistance.
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Leek F1 Flextan

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Hybrid Leek Aprx 100 seeds җ җ

Leek Flextan is an excellent variety for "Baby Leeks" which provide a mild-tasting alternative to spring onions - sow the seeds direct in their main growing positions in the spring (there's no need to thin or transplant them) and harvest the leeks through the summer. However this early variety is comparable to Goliath if left to mature to full size. It has a long shaft and erect leaves, with some rust resistance.
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Lettuce Little Gem

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Cos Lettuce Aprx 400 seeds җ
One of the earliest varieties to mature. Lettuce Little Gem produces small compact plants which are packed with a crisp sweet heart and little outside leaf. Very useful for cloches and small gardens.

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Onion Ramrod

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Spring Onion or Salad Onion Aprx 500 Seeds җ җ

Onion Ramrod - a recent British-bred salad onion with erect foliage and a mild flavour. A very versatile variety for spring and autumn production and its winter hardiness makes it a good variety for autumn sowing.
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Onion White Lisbon

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Spring Onion Aprx 500 Seeds җ

I don't think that Salads are the same without spring onions, and Onion White Lisbon is one of the most popular of all. Long white stems, bright green tops and it's mild flavour makes it perfect for salads and stir-fries. Quick cropping but sow every two weeks from March to July for continued harvesting.
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Pak Choi (Brassica rapa chinensis)

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Chinese Cabbage  Aprx 200 seeds

Pak Choi deliciously spicy, pure white celery-like stalks are topped by green leaves. Each plant will have 10-14 stalks 8” to 10” long. Excellent raw or cooked.  Pak Choi can be grown all year round, however, it grows best in the spring and the autumn and must be grown in fertile moist soil. Sow outside March - August, for continuous summer salads. If you want to grow some onto maturity, use thinnings for salads, until the plants have been thinned to about 9" and you will produce some nice plants for cooking ie: stir-fry or steaming. Sow under protection Feb - early April for spring crop and August - early October for autumn/winter crop.

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Pak Choi Rubi

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Chinese Cabbage  Aprx 200 seeds
Pak Choi Rubi is the first red leaved hybrid pak choi which adds colour to Winter salads if grown under glass. It has dark purple red upper leaves with contrasting green stem and undersides and a mild flavour. Vigorous upright plant habit and easy to cut, it can also be grown to maturity to make attractive purple red heads for bunching or bags.
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Parsley Champion Moss Curled

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Parsley Aprx 500 seeds  җ җ
A selected strain of Parsley with tightly curled dark green leaves used for garnishing. Parsley Champion Moss Curled can be grown on a windowsill or planted out alongside lettuce and other salad crops. To harvest keep up a regular picking routine which will encourage fresh new growth.
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Parsnip Javelin

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Parsnip  Aprx 400 seeds җ җ җ

Parsnip Javelin - a very high quality parsnip, with white smooth tapering roots of excellent uniformity. Try sowing 3'' apart for mini parsnips with an excellent flavour.
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Pea Tom Thumb

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Dwarf Pea   Aprx 25 seeds җ җ җ
Pea Tom Thumb is a rare heirloom pea that was introduced back in the 1850s. As the name indicates, this very hardy frost tolerant pea has an extreme dwarf growth habit to only 8" but produces an abundance of full-sized pea pods in limited space. Ideal for Patio pots and great fun for Children.
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Radish Organic French breakfast

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Radish  Aprx 500 seeds

Radish Organic French breakfast is a fast growing oval shaped radish with a white tip. Vigorous and quick to produce a crop

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Radish Pink Beauty

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Pink Round Radish Aprx 500 seeds 
Radish Pink Beauty - a tasty round bright pink radish with a sweet crisp flesh and Slow to bolt.
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Strawberry Temptation

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Runner Free Strawberries!  15 seeds җ җ
Seed raised Strawberries have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly as these are mainly runner free. Strawberry Temptation has large, luscious, fruit produced early in the season on first year, virtually runner free plants. They crop almost continuously from mid-summer through to the first frosts. An ideal Patio or hanging basket plant. For the earliest crops an autumn sowing is advisable, but a marketable crop can be grown from a mid-winter sowing.

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Sweet Pepper Lilac Bell

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Lilac Bell Pepper  10 seeds

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Sweet Pepper Tequila is a unique lavender coloured sweet pepper that matures from green to lavender to purple to pale orange then dark red. The large 3-4 lobed fruits are 4.5" by 3.5" and what a fantastic colour to add to your salad plate if harvested at the lavender stage!

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Tomato Micro Tom

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Small Bush Tomato 10 seeds
Tomato Micro Tom is a revolutionary bush variety that can even be produced in small 7-9cm pots, and produces a crop of around 40-plus cherry tomatoes per plant. Useful as a window sill plant, or for patio containers where space is limited.
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Tomato Totem F1

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Outdoor Bush Tomato 10 seeds
Tomato Totem - a determinate (Bush) type dwarf 12" high plants producing high yields of large cherry tomatoes. Great in salads or eating fresh. Perfect for indoor or patio containers. Requires no staking.
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Tomato Tumbling Tom

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A basket, cascading cherry tomato either red or yellow 10 seeds
Tomato Tumbling Tom is a cascading determinate type, highly productive and suitable for outdoor basket and container work. Sweet flavoured cherry red or yellow fruits which look very attractive on the plants and in salads.

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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