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Winter Vegetable Plants

Keep growing all year round with our exciting collection of winter harvest vegetables. Choose Beetroots and sweet, buttery Turnips that are perfect for roasting or Pak Choi and Tatsoi to level up your stir-fries. There are fresh salad leaves and lettuces for winter greens and aromatic herbs for hearty stews. These vegetables are hardy for planting from the end of August through to October and harvest throughout winter. Growing vegetables over winter is easier (fewer pests around + lots more rain = less effort) and will keep you in healthy fresh veg through the colder months, well into spring.


If I plant now, when can I harvest my veg?

If you plan your planting carefully, you’ll have a nice steady succession of crops to last you until spring. The first harvests will be salads and greens such as Tatsoi and Pak Choi which will be ready in a couple of months. Then come the vegetables you may want to grow for Christmas dinner - carrots, parsnips, and the obligatory Brussels Sprouts! Lastly, overwintering vegetables like Leeks, Broccoli and Cabbages can stay in the ground until March or April, when they’ll fill the gap between your winter crops and summer harvests.

Can I grow winter veg in pots and small spaces?

Compact plants like Rhubarb Chard and Dwarf Green Curled Kale take up little space and are perfectly suited to growing in pots or mixed borders. Hyssop and Purslane also thrive in containers. Beetroots only need 10cm space between each plant so are ideal for smaller raised beds or borders. Most salad plants and compact lettuces such as Freckles or Winter Density will give you maximum taste for very little space.

Will I need to protect my winter veg?

Some varieties - like Cabbages, Broccoli, Leeks and Kale - are very hardy and will be fine throughout the winter. However, if frost is forecast, you should protect more tender plants like salads and leafy greens by covering them with horticultural fleece or a cloche overnight. Although there are fewer pests around at this time of year, you may still need to net young plants to stop the birds eating them.

Salads in Winter? Surprisingly, yes!

Strange but true, one of the best times to grow salad is in the colder months. Lettuces prefer being out of the scorching sun and appreciate the increased rainfall (even if we don’t!) Several have been bred specially for autumn planting, including Marvel of Four Seasons and Arctic King. Salads grow quickly and you can cut the leaves whenever you need them, leaving the rest of the plant in the ground. Brighten up your salads with Mizuna, Endive, Mustard or Chicory. They’ll all be ready at around 6-8 weeks and even sooner if you have a greenhouse or use cloches.

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Mini Orchard Collection | Cherry, Pear & Plum
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Mini Orchard Collection | Cherry, Pear & Plum
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Start your own orchard with fruit all summer long!

  • The perfect trio of bestselling cherry, pear and plum trees
  • Harvest from July to October
  • Compact trees suitable for any size of garden
  • Sweet and juicy fruits for eating and cooking
90cm 'Chardonnay' Grape Vine | 3L Pot
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The best known white grape

  • Deliciously sweet golden grapes
  • Suitable for indoors or out
  • Harvest in August and September
  • Perfect on a patio pergola
Mini Orchard Collection | Apple, Cherry & Plum
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Mini Orchard Collection | Apple, Cherry & Plum
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The essential fruit tree collection

  • Superb trio of self fertile cherry, apple and plum trees
  • Pick from July to November
  • Grow these compact trees in any size of garden
  • Chosen for flavour and suitable for both cooking and eating
10 Organic 'Perpetual' Spinach Plants
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10 Organic 'Perpetual' Spinach Plants
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Fresh Spinach ready to cut whenever you want it

  • Prolific and reliable cropper
  • Cut what you need and the plant grows more
  • Can be harvested from May-January
  • Creamy, soft spinach flavour
10 Organic Purple Sprouting Broccoli Plants
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10 Organic Purple Sprouting Broccoli Plants
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Beautiful purple heads with a. delicate sweet and peppery flavour

  • Delicate, nutty, peppery flavour with a hint of sweetness
  • Beautiful purple heads and deep green leaves
  • Filled with Vitamins A, C and K
  • Harvest from July to October
10 Organic 'Nero di Toscana' Kale Plants
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10 Organic 'Nero di Toscana' Kale Plants
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Stunning dark green and purple Italian Kale variety

  • Beautiful dark green and purple Italian Kale variety
  • Absolutely packed with Vitamins C, K, and A
  • Cut as you need and the plant grows more
  • Harvest right from September-March
10 Organic 'Red Salad Bowl' Lettuce Plants
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10 Organic 'Red Salad Bowl' Lettuce Plants
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RHS Award winning loose leaf with a unique colour

  • RHS Award Winning Loose Leaf variety
  • Unique deep red colours to add to salads
  • Cut the leaves when you need them and the plant will grow more
  • Delicate sweet and spicy flavour
10 Organic Rainbow Chard Plants
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10 Organic Rainbow Chard Plants
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Grow a rainbow of colours and flavours

  • All the colours of the rainbow!
  • Amazing to sauté or add to a salad
  • Sweet, earthy, nutty ranges of flavours
  • Super easy to grow
10 Organic All Year Round Cauliflower Plants
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10 Organic All Year Round Cauliflower Plants
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Healthy, easy-to-grow cauliflower for your kitchen garden

  • Delicious in curries or roasted
  • Ready to Harvest from July-December
  • Highly reliable and a prolific cropper
  • Hardy in UK climates–very easy to grow
20 Organic 'Bedfordshire Champion' Onion Plants
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20 Organic 'Bedfordshire Champion' Onion Plants
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A gardeners favourite for over one hundred years

  • Reliable, easy to grow with large crops
  • Large golden onions with mild, satisfying flavour
  • Onions store great right up until the New Year
  • Perfectly suited to the UK climate
10 Organic 'Little Gem' Lettuce Plants
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10 Organic 'Little Gem' Lettuce Plants
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RHS Award winning Romaine lettuce

  • One of the all time gardeners (and food-lovers) favourite lettuce
  • RHS Award Winner for quality and reliability
  • Juicy, crunchy leaves perfect for summer dishes
  • Matures early–one of the first lettuces of the season
10 'Wintergreen' Cabbage
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10 'Wintergreen' Cabbage
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Super-hardy cabbage greens

  • A dark green, open-headed cabbage
  • Beautiful fresh spring green flavour
  • Harvest from December to February
  • Saute, steam or make bubble and squeak!
10 Organic 'Detroit' Beetroot Plants
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10 Organic 'Detroit' Beetroot Plants
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One of our favorite Beetroots

  • Stunningly sweet, earthy Beetroot flavour
  • Reliable and prolific cropper
  • Grow your own certified Superfood!
  • Easy to grow–Plant, water, and harvest!
20 Organic 'Red Baron' Red Onion Plants
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20 Organic 'Red Baron' Red Onion Plants
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RHS Award Winning Red Onion with Exceptional Taste

  • RHS Award Winner for reliability and prolific nature
  • Intense, sharp onion flavour–amazing in salads
  • Mid to late maturing
  • Very easy to grow–perfect for beginners
20 Organic 'White Lisbon' Spring Onion Plants
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20 Organic 'White Lisbon' Spring Onion Plants
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RHS Award Winning Spring Onion For Fantastic Reliability and Taste

  • RHS Award Winner for being a reliable cropper
  • Excellent, mild flavour–perfect for stir-fries
  • Harvest all through Summer until October
  • Incredibly easy to grow and quick to harvest
10 Autumn Rhubarb Chard
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10 Autumn Rhubarb Chard
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Ruby red chard suitable for pots

  • Bright red stems with mild green leaves
  • Delicious earthy tasting roots
  • Harvest from November to April
  • Eat young in salads or steam like spinach
10 Organic 'Green Salad Bowl' Lettuce Plants
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10 Organic 'Green Salad Bowl' Lettuce Plants
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RHS Award winning loose leaf lettuce

  • RHS Award Winner for fantastic productivity
  • Mellow, sweet fresh flavour
  • Perfect loose-leaf lettuce for salads or garnishes
  • Tolerant of colder and warmer summer
10 Organic Spring Green Cabbage Plants
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10 Organic Spring Green Cabbage Plants
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An early cabbage with a soft texture and sweet flavour

  • Sweet, fresh flavour with a silky-soft texture
  • Perfect for summer dishes sautéed
  • Early cabbage harvest from July to September
  • Packed full of Vitamins K and C
10 Organic 'Evesham Special' Brussels Sprouts Plants
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10 Organic 'Evesham Special' Brussels Sprouts Plants
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A trusted Brussel Sprout variety amongst gardeners for many years

  • Trusted Brussel Spout variety for years
  • Harvest in time for Christmas
  • Jam-packed with Vitamins K and C
  • Delicious pan-fried with bacon
10 Organic 'Countess' Parsnip Plants
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10 Organic 'Countess' Parsnip Plants
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A champion variety of a British classic

  • Thick, white flesh–perfect for stews
  • Harvest fresh from October-April
  • Grows veg up to 30cm long!
  • Fully hardy to the British winter
10 Organic 'Buttercrunch' Lettuce Plants
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10 Organic 'Buttercrunch' Lettuce Plants
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Buttery lettuce with a fresh crunch

  • Buttery lettuce flavour with velvet texture
  • The ultimate lettuce for Lettuce Wraps
  • Better bolt resistance during hot spells
  • Super easy to grow
10 Organic 'Green Sprouting' Calabrese Broccoli Plants
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10 Organic 'Green Sprouting' Calabrese Broccoli Plants
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Fresh tender heads packed with flavour and nutrients

  • Produces masses of small tender heads
  • Fresh, bitter flavour with crunchy texture
  • Filled with Vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Prolific cropper from August to November
10 Autumn 'Winter Density' Lettuce
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10 Autumn 'Winter Density' Lettuce
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Fresh, crisp and ready for spring

  • Dark green, slightly curled leaves
  • Crisp and buttery taste
  • Harvest from November to March
  • Easy to harvest cos lettuce variety
10 Organic 'Marian' Swede Plants
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10 Organic 'Marian' Swede Plants
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Dark purple skin with a delicious, pale yellow flesh

  • Sweet, nutty flavour
  • Thick, pale yellow flesh
  • Fantastic for stews and winter dishes
  • Great resistance against Clubroot and Mildew

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