Ornamental - Seed Collection

De ReesSKU: Ornamental

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Indoor Planting:
Sow the seeds 1.5mm deep in trays of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place not in direct sunlight, and ensure the compost is kept moist. It is a good idea to cover with a clear plastic bag until the seeds germinate. Once the seedlings appear, remove the plastic.
It is also useful to label the trays for future reference.

Growing On:
When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Be careful when easing the roots out as they can easily be damaged. Do not overcrowd the plants. Keep the pots in a warm, light position and turn regularly. Once all chance of frost has passed the vegetables can be transplanted into growing beds outside.

Outdoor Planting:
Basil: May Cabbage / Lettuce: March – July
Dill: March – June Aubergine: April – May
Sow seeds 1.5cm deep direct in growing beds, keep the soil moist.
For the Basil, Dill & Lettuce keep 12" (30cm) between rows and thin to 6 - 10" (15-25cm). Alternatively, plant the Basil and Dill indoors for all year round supply. For the Cabbage keep 15" (38cm) between rows and thin to 4" (10cm) for baby leaves or 12" (30cm) for fully matured plants.

For the:
Aubergine plant singularly into pots or in growing beds 90cm (3ft) apart.
Aubergine – Stake when required and feed regularly
Chinese Cabbage – Ideal for successional sowing, and does best in full sun.
Lettuce – Keep well watered in dry conditions.
Basil – Perfect in pots, pick leaves when required
Dill – An aromatic plant that does best in a sunny spot
Seed Collections Ornamental

Contains: 6 Seed Packets
Black Beauty
Chinese Cabbage
Little Gem

Aubergine Black Beauty
(Solanum melongena)
A wonderful decorative plant producing early maturing, large, tasty purple-black fruits.
Great in Mediterranean cusine or simply roasted.
(Harvest: July – October)

Chinese Cabbage Grenade
(Brassica rapa pekinensis)
Can be grown as mature plants or baby leaf. Great raw in salads, stir fried or steamed.
(Harvest: April – October)

Lettuce Little Gem (Lactuca sativa)
One of the most popular varieties producing compact crunchy lettuces with an excellent flavour.
Perfect in salads. (Harvest: June- October)

Lemon Basil (Ocimum basilicum citriodorum)
A must have herb with a wonderful fresh citrus scent. Great for adding delicious flavouring to fish, chicken and pasta dishes.
(Harvest: All year round in pots)

Dill (Anethum graveolens)
The sweet aniseed flavour is perfect for adding to sauces, salads and soups. An attractive hardy plant
with feathery leaves. (Harvest: July – September)

Pot Basil Fine Leaved (Ocimum basilicim minor)
A compact, dwarf form of Basil with small fine leaves. Fantastic in pots. A favourite herb with gardeners and cooks everywhere.
(Harvest: All year round in pots)

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