Koralik is a determinate bush variety with high yields of small fruit. Late maturing, Koralik has exceptionally high tolerance to blight. Fruits weigh 12-15 gms, are an appealing bright red colour with a sweet flavour and all tomatoes on a truss ripen together. Koralik will thrive outside in wet seasons where other varieties fail. Grow in a container on the patio or in open beds. Use for salads or chutney.
Quote / growing advice from one of our customers - "These toms will have a real place in the future of my allotment as despite their small size they crop late and they crop so profusely that we make soup and other preserves from them. I would like to add some real advice to your customers from past experience. They grow as a bush, needing no after-care at all, but it might be useful to learn from our experience and grow them through plastic sheeting to avoid fruits from being spoiled by the soil. We tried this last year and it was a winner. They are resistant to disease, surprisingly prolific, what people buy these days in large quantities and they are so versatile. We intend starting them off earlier this year, now that we have cracked their method of growth."
The runner bean is without doubt Britains favourite home grown bean and during the summer months they can be seen in practically every vegetable plot and allotment across the length and breadth of the British Isles. A well known, popular, reliable and highly recommended variety of runner bean, Prizewinner (now an heirloom variety) has, as the name suggests, won many a trophy on the show bench over the years. The long straight pods of Runner Bean Prizewinner are of excellent quality and are especially tasty. They stay succulent on the vine and are virtually stringless. A heavy cropper, Runner Bean Prizewinner gives good picking of these well flavoured pods over a long period. The pods can be sliced and boiled green or the white beans are useful in soups. The runner bean is a climbing plant and as such needs support to give of its best.
The broad bean is one of the most ancient and also one of the easiest vegetables in cultivation. A bushy, hardy annual plant that can grow to approx. three feet tall with fragrant white-and-black flowers that are followed by short, broad, leathery pods which hold 57 white, round or kidney shaped beans. Broad Bean Witkiem Manita is a reliable, tried and tested, early maturing variety, suited to both standard and late spring sowings. Producing excellent yields of well filled pods with delicious white beans, Broad bean Witkiem Manita is quick growing and a an old favourite. Can be sown as early as February and as late as May.
Broad Bean Witkiem Manita holds an Award of Garden Merit.
Sometimes called Pot Marigold An upright growing annual with green leaves and pretty double, daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, orange and gold. Very easy to grow, the flowers are excellent for cutting and also for adding bold drifts of colour to a border. Unfussy about sun or shade, English Marigolds also prefer cooler temperatures and will bloom right through to the first frosts. Removing the spent flower stems before they go to seed helps to promote new flower growth. Can also be sown in September for a late spring display.
At last, its possible to harvest lettuce plants of different types and tastes from a single sowing. If you've never grown your own lettuce plants to experience that fresh from the garden taste, try this superb mixed pack of lettuce seeds. An exciting blend of specially selected varieties to provide a range of colours, textures, tastes and leaf types to your salad bowl. Sow at two-week intervals to provide a continuous supply of leaves throughout the season. Exceptionally useful where space is limited.