Get started at your place with this selection of delicious summer vegetables and herbs. Chosen for their reliability, all of these varieties can be grown in the ground or in large pots – just give them a sunny spot and water regularly for good harvests.
Tomato Grosse Lisse
A real old favourite, this tomato is one of the most popular staking varieties, producing medium to large globe-shaped fruits with a wonderful flavour. Sow spring to summer and harvest in 16-18 weeks. Very reliable.
An excellent, sweet-tasting burpless variety. The fruits can be eaten whole or sliced, but are best when picked up to 10cm long. Cucumbers do best in well prepared soil with added fertiliser.
Dwarf Bean Brown Beauty
An excellent quality, fine-flavoured bean that continues to produce over a long period. Producing well over the warmer months, it’s a very good variety for warm climates and for extending the growing period. Protect from frost.
Sweet Corn Terrific F1
A reliable early-cropping corn variety, with an excellent sweet flavour. Sow early spring to summer and harvest in 12 weeks. Contains 100 seeds
Basil - Sweet
An aromatic herb for culinary uses, particularly popular in Mediterranean dishes. An annual plant, it grows well in pots or tubs up to 40cm tall. Sow all year round to grow in pots on the windowsill. Contains 750 seeds.