Gardener’s Gift Set - Allotment Vegetable Collection with Seeds, Garden Trug, Plant Markers and Gloves
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Gardener’s Gift Set - Allotment Vegetable Collection with Seeds, Garden Trug, Plant Markers and Gloves

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Vegetables are an essential part of our daily healthy eating plan, so this noval set is an ideal gift for those planting enthusiasts, containing a classic selection of six vegetable varieties to grow either in the garden or down at the allotment.

The varieties of vegetables supplied have been carefully selected for making tasty soups and stews during the cold winter months and throughout the year,

Beautifully presented in a handy, lightweight traditional gardening trug making this an ideal gift, it comes complete with a variation of seeds to produce Nantes Carrots, Boltardy Beetroot, White Gem Parsnip, Bora Swede, Milan Purple top Turnip and Savoy Cabbage it also includes 6 wooden plant markers, Gardening gloves and an easy to use, step-by-step beginners guide to growing a range of tasty vegetables at home.

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1. Carrot - Nantes - A fast maturing variety, ideal for early sowings. Producing long, rich orange roots with a sweet, crunchy taste. Generally ready to harvest 9 to 11 weeks after sowing.
SOW OUTDOORS: sow thinly, March-June, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely prepared, light, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm between rows. Early sowings from February may benefit cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Thin by harvesting young carrots evenly, allowing remainder to grow on. Water well until plants are established.
Harvest: May-October

2. Beetroot - Boltardy - Popular beetroot variety, perfect for early sowings, due to its great resistance to bolting. Sow every 2 weeks from March for regular harvests throughout the season.
SOW OUTDOORS: Sow thinly, March-July, where they are to crop, 2.5cm deep, directly into finely prepared, well-cultivated, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings, made every three weeks, should ensure a continuous supply of young beets.
Harvest: June-October.

3. Parsnip - White Gem - Short rooted and broad shouldered type. A popular variety with home gardeners. Great to sow in most soil types and produce firm, white roots with a sweet nutty flavour.
SOW OUTDOORS: Sow thinly February-May, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely prepared, light, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 40cm between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-32 days. Thin plants to 20cm apart. Replace any dislodged soil. Water well until plants are established.
Harvest: September-March.

4. Swede - Brora - High yielding variety producing super sweet tasting roots with purple and white skins. Rich in vitamin C and dietary fibre, fast and easy to grow at home.
SOW OUTDOORS: sow thinly, May-July, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely prepared, rich, well-dug soil, which has already been watered. Allow 45cm between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Thin out to 25cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Make two or three successional sowings to provide a crop throughout the winter.
Harvest: August-November.

5. Turnip - Milan Purple Top - Quick maturing variety, which will produce flat-topped white roots with a purple crown. This variety of turnip is most tender when young, with a mild, sweet flavour.
SOW OUTDOORS: March-August. Sow thinly, 1.5cm deep, directly where they are to grow, in rows spaced 30cm apart. Keep the soil moist. Sow some of the seeds every 2-3 weeks to extend your harvest period. Seedlings should start to appear in 14-21 days. When they are large enough to handle, thin them to 10cm apart. Keep well watered and weed free.
Harvest: June-November.

6. Cabbage - Ormskirk Savoy - Classic winter harvesting variety, with excellent flavour. Making it a popular choice for Christmas dinner. A hardy type, which has good frost and disease tolerance.
SOW OUTDOORS: April-June. Sow thinly, 1.5cm deep, in a prepared seedbed, in rows 25cm apart. Keep moist.
Alternatively SOW INDOORS: March-May. Sow thinly, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a light, warm position. When they are large enough to handle, carefully transplant seedlings into individual pots and grow them on. In late May or early June, place outside for a few days to acclimatise plants to outside.
Outdoor Thinning: When 10cm tall, transplant to their final positions with 60cm between plants and rows.
Harvest: December-March.

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