As I grow coriander for its leaves rather than for its seeds I grow this slow bolting variety. It is ready to pick in less than a month and a half and will under reasonable conditions take three or four months before it runs up to seed. Read more about Coriander ‘Santo’
‘Gold Fields’ is a selection of Genovese basil, the one used for pesto, that is more tolerant of cold weather than traditional varieties. A strong plant with dark green leaves it has all the flavour of older types but can be sown a month or two earlier. Read more about Herbs Basil 'Goldfields Early Wonder'
A new improved slow bolting variety with an upright growth habit which can be planted the year round. Dilligence replaces Hera. It’s one of our favourite herbs. Read more about Herbs, Dill ‘Dilligence’
A new improved variety boasting a high yield from a uniform plant with sturdy stems.I plant seed on bottom heat early in the spring and outside in the garden after mid-November. Parsley will sometime bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
A real giant but with wonderful Italian parsley flavour has an amazing size and productivity. Sow seed on bottom heat during early spring and in situ during late spring, summer and early autumn. Parsley can bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
Anyone who has ever eaten corn salad, or mache as it is known in Europe, knows just how wonderful a winter salad green it is. A cool season vegetable I pick enough for a salad several times a week from the end of May until spring. Read more about Corn Salad (Mache)
Polaris cobs grow to 20cm long and are sweet and juicy. The plant can make 180-200cm tall and provides good disease resistance to ensure a bumper crop. A terrific 'honey and cream' variety to use instead of Samurai. Read more about Corn, Super Sweet ‘Polaris’ F1
‘Caman’ was the best slicer in our cucumber trials. It is very productive with good fruit length. The fruit has smooth dak green skin and crisp flesh. A market leader amongst commercial growers a couple of plants will keep a house supplied for months. Read more about Cucumber, 'Caman' F1
The best Lebanese cucumber in our trials for non-trellis production. Very quick to produce and incredibly productive this variety has uniform crops of dark green crisp fleshed fruits for all of the warmer months. A couple of plants will keep a household going. Read more about Cucumber, 'Khassib' F1
Blue Leaf(TM) cucumbers have a greater disease resistance, greater vigour and fruit longer than traditional varieties. ‘Lyman’ is a multi fruited Lebanese cucumber for harvesting from early December until late March. Sow September until early December. Read more about Cucumber, Blue Leaf Lebanese 'Lyman' F1
A new French variety of mini fennel which if grown well resists running up to seed and so can be sown from late August until December for harvesting from December until April. Makes delicious round white bulbs Read more about Fennel, Early Baby ‘Tauro’ F1
This new hybrid fennel is a better proposition than open pollinated varieties as it resists running up to seed. Sow seeds during January and February for a crop of large bulbs from May until August. Read more about Florence Fennel ‘Leonardo’ F1
Winterbor is the most productive Kale currently available growing up to 90cm tall. The vigorous plants will continue producing fresh leaves as lower ones are harvested. Sow seeds from early November (best) to early January for harvesting during autumn and winter. Read more about Kale 'Winterbor' F1
I sell the true strain of this very early leek. From an early November planting I was digging decent leeks by March. In fact Criss and I served fifty people with Leeks a la Grecque at a charity lunch here one March a couple of years ago. Read more about Leek ‘King Richard’