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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 spring salad that can be grown indoors or out. Its succulent triangular leaves and white flowers are both edible 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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Texsel Greens/Ethiopian Kale
Texsel Greens/Ethiopian Kale
Our Price: €2.80

Brassica carinata. Vigorous plants producing succulent greens suitable for salads and stir-frying. It is very nutritious and rich in Vitamin C more info
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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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
MIzuna
MIzuna
Our Price: €2.80

Brassica rapa var. niposinica. Salad or stir-fry greens with a slight mustard flavour. Very easy to grow. 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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Herba Stella/Miinutina
Herba Stella/Miinutina
Our Price: €2.80

Plantago coronopis Also know as Buckshorn Plantain. this plant is native to the coast of Europe, including Britain and Ireland. The young leaves are edible raw or cooked and will thrive outside during the sinter, making it useful for spring salads. The leaves are mild but with a slight bitterness that makes them interesting especially wen mixed with blander leaves. The flower buds can also be eaten, lightly cooked. Older leaves benefit for blanching before adding to salads. This leaf is one of the ingredients of 'misticanze', a salad mixture of wild and cultivated leaves that originated in the Marche region of Italy. The seeds can be reluctant to germinate in warm weather and will benefit from a cold spell. Best sown in early spring or autumn. It is often perennial. more info
   
 
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