Sow the seeds 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.
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.
Carrot: March – August Courgette: May
Beetroot: March – July Onion: March – May / August – September
Radish: February – September
Sow seeds 1.5cm deep direct in growing beds, keep the soil moist.
For the Carrots & Beetroot keep 12" (30cm) between rows and thin to 4" (10cm). For early crops of Carrot Amsterdam Forcing, sow in a cold frame or under cloches during Feb & March. For the Courgette keep 36" (90cm) between rows and thin to 24" (60cm). For the Onion keep 6" (15cm) between rows, no thinning is required. For the Radish keep 9" (25cm) between rows.
Carrot – They will be more tender and tasty if harvested before maturity.
Courgette – Pick fruits regularly.
Beetroot – Twist off leaves to prevent bleeding.
Onion – Plant in August- Sept to overwinter in a protected site.
Radish – They do not keep well, therefore, sow in small quantities.
Contains: 6 Seed Packets
Carrot Amsterdam Forcing (Daucus carota)
An excellent variety producing small, tasty roots.
Very quick to mature and ideal for forcing.
(Harvest: Summer – Autumn)
Carrot Early Nantes (Daucus carota)
As its name suggests this is an early variety producing blunt ended carrots of excellent flavour.
Ideal for freezing.
(Harvest: May – July)
Courgette Black Beauty (Cucurbita pepo)
A popular Courgette producing heavy crops of dark, green tasty fruits. Great for cooking with.
(Harvest: July onwards)
Beetroot Boltardy (Beta vulgaris)
A wonderful Beetroot to grow early. It has a great flavour and a good resistance to ‘bolting’. Ideal for freezing. Boil in salted water, and when cooled the skin can be removed by gently rubbing.
(Harvest: June onwards)
Onion White Lisbon (Allium cepa)
The most popular salad variety, producing quick growing tasty spring onions.
(Harvest: March – July)
Radish French Breakfast (Raphanus sativus)
A quick growing oval shaped variety with a wonderful delicate flavour, perfect in salads.
(Harvest: 4 weeks after sowing)
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