Grow Your Own Food Seeds, Seedlings Plants & Trees
Grow your own Fruit and Vegetables from seeds and plants plus fertilisers, plant foods and compost from top stores like Plant Me Know and Wilkinsons
Sowing Space the seeds 2cm (½”) apart in trays or two to a cell in modules under glass at 20-21°C. Cover lightly with compost, and cover with glass to retain humidity. Planting Remove glass as soon as seedlings appear. Prick off tray seedlings, as soon as the leaves have formed, into 9cm (3”) pots. Thin module seedlings to one per cell. Harden off plants for outdoor planting. When first truss of flowers appears, transplant to growing site spacing 45-60cm (18-24”) apart. Other Instructions Pick as soon as fruit is ripe to encourage more to develop. Feed with a tomato fertilizer as soon as first trusses appear.
A vast improvement on the old ridge cucumbers, superb flavour but with no bitterness. Crisp, digestible fruit. Sowing Sow four or five seeds in a 9cm (3.5”) pot under glass at a minimum of 18°C. Temperature must be maintained at night. As soon as the seedlings have produced three true leaves, prick off into individual pots. About four weeks later, plant out in the growing site 60cm (24”) apart. Water thoroughly and regularly. The fruits are at their best when about 20cm (9”) long. Do not leave older fruits on the vine.
Sowing Sow the seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed outside, 2cm (3/4”) deep with 15cm (6”) between rows. Planting As soon as possible, thin the seedlings to 10cm (4”) apart. When the seedlings have formed 5 or 6 leaves, transplant, taking as much soil as possible, into the growing site 60cm (24”) apart and rows 75cm (30”) apart. Other Instructions Cauliflower plants dislike any check in growth, never allow root area to dry out.
A perfectly balanced, peat reduced formula based compost containing all the nutrients essential for strong, healthy blooms. Specially formulated to store maximum moisture by the inclusion of water retaining granules.
All-American selections winner. Extra sweet, crisp, non-bitter fruit with smooth thin skin. Sowing Sow four of five seeds in a 9cm pot under glass at a minimum of 18°C. Temperature must be maintained at night. As soon as seedlings have produced three true leaves, prick off into individual pots. About four weeks later, plant out in the growing site 45cm apart when all fears of frost have past. Water thoroughly and regularly. Pick fruit on the small side, 10-12cm. High yields can be obtained by regular picking.
Radish amethyst seeds produce vividly coloured roots with a deliciously fresh and tangy flavour. When sliced, the intensely coloured skins contrast beautifully against the pure white flesh and with their fresh lively flavour they add lots of character to any dish. Easy to grow.
Sowing Sow the seeds individually in 9cm (3”) pots under glass at 21°C. Push the seed edgewise into the compost 1cm (1/2”) deep. Planting As soon as seedlings have produced 3 true leaves, transplant into 15cm (6”) pots. When the plants are about 10cm (4”) tall, plant out in the growing site, maintaining 21°C. Care Tips Water regularly and often water the ground to increase humidity but give good ventilation to avoid disease.
Sowing Sow into pots or trays in a good compost under glass at 22-24°C. Cover the seeds lightly with sifted compost. Planting When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm (2”) apart. Grow on and gradually harden off before planting in the flowering site 25cm (10”) apart from late May. Other Instructions The scent of Marigolds is thought to deter white fly, and plants are often placed with tomatoes where this is a problem.