Staff and volunteers have been working in the garden (at a 2 metre distance), to cultivate a selection of plants. We will keep you updated as to the varieties of herbs, vegetables and flowers available over the coming months. Please bring the correct change as well as bags to transport your plants. Plants will be available to buy from the gates every Monday except on a Bank Holiday when we will open Tuesday, 1-2pm. Right now we have:
Calendula is an annual flowering herb that doesn’t require special care and is very easy to regrow from seeds. Like most herbs, calendula needs little or no maintenance. The roots easily adapt to the available space and can be grown in containers or beds. Average well-drained soil, full sun or shady conditions are equally good if plants are watered only occasionally.
Every part of the plant can be useful in many ways. It is said to stimulate the immune system and is used as an ingredient in many cosmetic products. Calendula flowers and leaves can be dried and stored for later use. In the garden, calendula can distract aphids from other valuable plants. Price: 3 for £3
African marigold also known as the American or Aztec marigold, it is an annual plant that blooms from early summer till frost. It is taller and more tolerant to hot, dry conditions than other varieties. They have larger flowers that can be up to 6 inches in diameter. In case of regular watering, African marigold plants generally produce many large flowers. They grow best in full sun and are prefer poor soils. Price: £1.50 each
Pomodoro Roma tomato is also known as plum tomato and widely used as a salad tomato or as tomato paste because of its slender and firm nature. This variety is easy to grow in pots and they need well-drained soil, full sun, and plenty of water. Plant them about 14 to 20 inches apart and when grown, bushes will need some support to keep fruit off the ground. Harvest time from July to September. You can buy a plant for 1.50 each or 3 for £4.
Nasturtium is an extremely versatile summer flower that is perfect for lightening up edges and for growing in hanging containers and baskets. It can be used to decorate fences and walls. Nasturtiums have a long flowering period from summer to the first strong frosts in autumn and have a nice peppery taste if you mix the leaves in your salad. Price: £1.50 each
Low-growing sedum spreads on the floor and reaches a height of only a few centimetres (or less). This makes it perfect as a ground cover along tracks, in rock gardens or along a stone wall. Price: £1.50 each
Sunflowers have a large daisy-shaped flower face with bright yellow, red or orange petals and brown centres that ripen to heads filled with heavy seeds; heat-resistant, insect-resistant and beautiful. You can harvest edible seeds. Price: £1.50 each
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