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Oak Fire
Oak Fire
Our Price: €2.80

A mix of excellently flavoured oak leaved red and purple mustards. Great for salad or bunching greens. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed & Research for more cold hardiness and disease resistance than other red mustards. more info
Winter Purslane
Winter Purslane
Our Price: €2.80

Montia perfoliata also known as Miners' lettuce or Claytonia. This is a great winter and spring salad that can be grown indoors or out. Its succulent triangular leaves and white flowers are both edible. It should be sown in late summer and autumn as it will not germinate until the soil cools below 13C. The packets contain over 1000 seeds. more info
Rocket
Rocket
Our Price: €2.80

Eruca sativa. Spicy flavoured leaves for use in salads. This versatile leaf is easy to grow and can be produced all year round with regular sowings. Average seeds per packet 700.


Rocket can be sown all year round in a greenhouse or tunnel but is probably best not planted outside until March, then it should be sown regularly to provide a constant supply of leaves. The plants will go to seed when the days are short so planting in early spring and then in August and September is the most useful way to grow it. The flowers are tasty and decorative in salad.

Sow the seeds thinly in rows 20cm apart just covering them with soil, Cut the leaves when 3-6cm long.

The seed can be saved by allowing the pods to mature and then drying the plants. Place the dry plants on a tarp or in a  duvet cover to crush the pods and release the seed.
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Red Orache/(mountain) Spinach
Red Orache/(mountain) Spinach
Our Price: €2.80

Atriplex hortensis Mildly flavoured spinach type leaves that can be eaten raw when young or cooked like spinach.

Orache can be sown all year round in a greenhouse or tunnel but is probably best not sown outside until March, then it should be sown regularly to provide a constant supply of leaves. The plants will go to seed when the days are short so planting in early spring and then in August and September is the most useful way to grow it. The flowers are tasty and decorative in salad.

Sow the seeds thinly in rows 20cm apart just covering them with soil, Cut the leaves when 5-10cm long.
The seed can be saved by allowing the plants to mature and dry. Rub off the seeds and store in a cool dry place.
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Summer Purslane
Summer Purslane
Our Price: €2.80

Portulaca oleracea The succulent leaves of this plant add crunch to summer salads. Summer Purslane enjoys fine weather or some protection. Sow in March or April under cover or June outdoors. Harvest the succulent leaves when 5cm to 10cm tall. Average 350 seeds

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Wild Rocket
Wild Rocket
Our Price: €2.80

Doplotaxis tenuifolia A perennial version of the salad rocket with a nutty mustard flavour, and yellow flowers. Very productive and easy to grow. It can be sown from spring to autumn, and will thrive in most reasonable conditions.

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Land Cress
Land Cress
Our Price: €2.80

Also known as Winter Cress, Barbarea verna Provides mineral and vitamin rich leaves which taste like watercress but are smaller. It is easy to grow, and supplies over a long period. Average seeds per packet 450. more info
Red Stemmed Leaf celery
Red Stemmed Leaf celery
Our Price: €2.80

A type of celery grown as a herb who's leaves are used much like parsley in salads, soups and stews. Much easier to grow than normal celery, it is very hardy outdoors and adds lots of flavour to both raw and cooked dishes. The red-stemmed type was commonly grown in Northern Ireland in the past and we were asked to find it by someone who remembers it. The seed is easy to harvest and makes a great flavouring too. Celery seed is reputed to be good lots of ailments especially for gout and arthritis.

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Lamb's Lettuce
Lamb's Lettuce
Our Price: €2.80

Valerianella locusta Also known as Corn Salad  This invaluable constituent of winter salads grows as a small rosette of glossy dark leaves. It is very hardy and undemanding more info
Red Thrills Mustard
Red Thrills Mustard
Our Price: €2.80

Frilly dark red mustard leaves, selected and grown by Jason in Co Clare. This exciting new variety is mildly spicy and adds zest to more bland salad leaves. Especially good in winter as the deeply incised leaves seem to be avoided by pests. more info
   
 
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