Strawberry red and white mixed seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Fantastically sweet berries. An exceptional mixture of red and white, amazingly sweet alpine strawberries. Generally fruiting in the first year, they are a must have for patio containers. With generous crops and the added benefit of birds not recognising the ripe white strawberries.
Sow and grow: Sow indoors, January-March. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly on the surface of a small tray or pot of pre-watered compost. Place in a warm, light position. A temperature of 20 degree C (68 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant to individual pots when 10 cm (4-inch) tall. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 25 cm (10-inch) apart, into warm, well-drained soil, or individual containers, when frosts are over. Harvest: August-October.
Hints and tips: The size of the small fruit is more than made up for by their delicious flavour. A mulch in summer will help keep plants moist and the berries off the ground. Plants will fruit for several years.
Suitable for Containers
Prolific bell-shaped fruits
Thick-walled red and green sweet peppers. Biggest crops are produced in the greenhouse but also grows well outdoors.
Peppers are a vital part of the cooking for so many dishes. Best crops will be achieved in a greenhouse, but smaller, later crops can be produced when grown in a sunny sheltered location outdoors. Some dwarf varieties are ideal for growing in pots on the patio.
The deeply-cut, silver-grey foliage of this compact and uniform plant is the ideal complement to brightly coloured bedding subjects such as petunia, salvia and geranium. Silver Dust looks as good in containers as it does in beds borders or edging a path, and is so easy to grow from seed.
Cineraria is a half-hardy perennial (strictly a shrub), best grown as a half-hardy annual, producing a fine show in the year of sowing. Small yellow flowers may appear during the summer, but these are best removed. In milder areas it may survive the winter unprotected.
Easy To Grow Variety Vit C Suitable for Contained Gardens Salad Bar
Mild, long season variety
Great tasting, attractive leaves which are fast to grow, slow to bolt and perfect for picking as ‘baby’ leaf. Can be grown under cover in autumn and winter to provide year round harvests and a continuous supply of leaves.
Long-lasting summer displays.
Reliable whatever the weather. Produces neat mound shaped bushes of mainly double blooms great in containers or the border. Long lasting summer displays.
Save your house plants from being nibbled by your cat by growing this tasty alternative from seed. Cat Grass takes just a few days to grow and will provide puss with tasty, tender shoots. An hardy annual.