Tuesday, February 20, 2018

24 Nov

Grow your own Vegetables with our Extended Range of Seeds!

Peas Kelvedon Wonder 500 Seeds £2.99

Peas Kelvedon Wonder 500 Seeds £2.99

Many of our customers love growing their plants from seed because of the great satisfaction growing your own food gives. Growing from seed is something many aspire to do, but often think is too difficult.  Planting vegetable seed is great fun and  in this article we try to make it as simple as possible! 

Growing your own food is extremely beneficial to your health and very easy on your wallet too with prices from £2.99!  Take a look at this packet of 1,000 carrot seeds for only £2.99. You can grow 1,000 carrots from this pack of seeds – that’s a lot of carrot!

If you haven’t grown vegetables from seed before, why not try our Peas Kelvedon Wonder seeds! Peas come in a pack of 500 seeds and will grow to produce many peas!  Children love to grow peas and watch them flourish!   When they are fully grown pick the peas off the vine, shell them and eat them  raw, for a delicious and healthy snack.  Get the kids and grandchildren involved – there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than picking and eating your own peas!
Beetroot seeds are easy to grow and produce wonderful results. Beetroot has a large amount of culinary abilities- why not roast your beetroot with a little olive oil, or add it to your salad grated or chopped.
If you have a small garden, look no further than our Mixed Salad, easy to grow in garden pots just outside your kitchen window. Mix it with other home – grown vegetables for the perfect healthy salad!
All of our seeds are easy to grow with hardly any equipment and space required! Grow your seeds outdoors in rich compost or indoors in a greenhouse, conservatory or on a warm windowsill. It’s best to wait to sow your seeds outdoors in early spring, once any signs of frosts have cleared. If you are growing seeds indoors it’s fine to sow them a little earlier.
Growing Indoors
  • Choose trays which are 2-4 inches deep. It’s best to get a tray with holes at the bottom so that the seeds can be drained but also watered from the bottom to avoid plant damage.
  • Fill your tray with rich compost, and leave tray in water over night to make sure the compost is moist.
  • Sow your seeds by firmly pressing them into the compost to the advised depth
  • Spray tray with a mist of water, or with a light head on your watering can
  • Keep the lights on until the seeds germinate. If you are growing your seeds in a greenhouse place fluorescent light above your trays.
  • Look out for the first set of true leaves, thin the seedlings if needed to the spacing recommended on the packet.
  • Transplant the seedlings to individual pots filled with potting soil when you see two or three sets of leaves.  Set each seedling in its pot carefully and firm the soil around the roots.  Contine watering gently.

Our vegetable seeds are sent in packets of various quantities (see listings) and will be despatched within 10 days of receipt of order from December 2010.

Take a look at our Seed guide below - for advice from planting to storage!

Seed Type Planting out Spacing Position Feeding & Watering Harvesting Storage
Tomatoes Garden-30 cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water +  tomato feed Pick when red and ripe Store in a fruit bowl at room temperature
Sweet Peppers Garden- 45 cm apart. Grow Bag- 1-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed 8- 12 weeks after planting, allow to mature before picking. Harvest regularly Up to 2 weeks in fridge. Slice & Freeze in sealed bag
Courgettes & Cucumbers Garden- 45cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed 8-12 weeks after planting. Ready to pick when 7.5- 10cm. Up to 5 days in fridge
Chili Peppers Garden- 20cm apart. Grow Bag- 1-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed 8-12 weeks after planting. Ready to pick when 7.5- 10cm. Up to 3 weeks in fridge, dry them out for longer storage
Carrots Garden- 30cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed July- October(Carrot Flyaway August- November) Up to 2 weeks in fridge in sealed bag
Runner Beans Garden- 30cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed July- Late Summer. Pick when slightly immature Up to 2-3 Days in fridge, in sealed bag
Cauliflower Garden- 20 cm apart. Grow Bag-1-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial shade Regularly with water + tomato feed June – October Keep in a cool place for up to 3 weeks
Parsnip Garden- 30-45cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial shade Regularly with water + tomato feed Parsnips taste better after the first frosts, harvest from September- February Blanch, cut and store in a sealed bag in the fridge
Lettuce Garden- 30cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial shade Regularly with water + tomato feed April- September Up to 2 weeks in a sealed bag in the fridge
Beetroot Garden- 30cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial shade Regularly with water + tomato feed August- September Can be stored in fridge or pickled.
Sweet corn Garden- 30-45 cm apart. Grow Bag- 2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed August- September Blanch and store the kernels in sealed bags in fridge
Leek Garden- 30 cm apart. Grow Bag-2-3 Plants Full Sun- Partial Shade Regularly with water + tomato feed October- December Up to 10 days in a sealed bag in fridge

It really is simple and worth while to grow vegetables from seed. Watch your vegetables flourish, and get that home-grown flavour in a range of fantastic dishes next year.


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