Vegetable Plants



Care Instructions for

Vegetable Plants


Growing vegetables is an excellent way to save money. Growing your own  means that you know that no chemicals have been involved.

It's surprisingly easy to grow our "no-nonsense" vegetable plants.





When Your Vegetable Plants Arrive

After spraying the plants ensure they are then placed in an area where there is adequate air flow. This helps dry the excess water from the leaves and prevents potential problems caused by damp. There may be some loose compost or a slight yellowing of the leaves which is a consequence of the plants being shipped. This will not affect the condition of the mature plants
Upon arrival, keep the trays indoors in a well lit, draught free area for 24 hours.
If the compost is a little dry, stand the tray in shallow water.
Once the compost is moist allow the tray to drain.
If unable to water from beneath, spray water lightly over the tray.
If required, repeat the process several times to ensure that the compost receives sufficient moisture.



Growing on and Planting Out

When removing plants from trays, push up from the bottom using a pencil or similar implement. This will avoid damaging the plants.

IMPORTANT:           Do not plant your vegetable plants outside if there is a danger of frost.



Cucumbers & Courgettes Cucumbers & Courgettes

 

Spacing: In the garden 45cm (18in) apart. 1 plant per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for conservatories and glasshouses.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border add bone meal to the soil. Use canes to support the plants.
Harvesting: 8 to 12 weeks after planting. Ready to pick when 7.5 to 10cm (3 to 4in) long. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: Up to 5 days in a fridge.





French & Runner Beans French & Runner Beans

 

Spacing: In the garden 30cm (12in) apart. 1 to 3 plants per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for glasshouses.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border add bone meal to the soil. Train the plants up canes, wires, string or a trellis and keep training up regularly.
Harvesting: July to late summer. Pick when slightly immature and before the skin gets too leathery. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: 2 to 3 days in a fridge. Freeze in sealed bags.





Peas & Broad Beans Peas & Broad Beans

 

Spacing: In the garden 30cm (12in) apart. 1 to 3 plants per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for glasshouses.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border add bone meal to the soil. Train the plants up canes, wires, string or a trellis and keep training up regularly.
Harvesting: 8 to 12 weeks after planting. Pick when slightly immature. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: Up to 3 to 4 days in a fridge. Freeze and store in sealed bags.





Tomatoes Tomatoes

 

Spacing: In the garden 30cm (12in) apart. 1 to 3 plants per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for conservatories and glasshouses. Tumbling Tom are a trailing variety and need the room to trail. i.e. raised pots, containers or hanging baskets.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border, add bone meal to the soil. Use canes to support the plants.
Harvesting: When red and ripe. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: Store in a fruit bowl as the taste and flavour is much better in a tomato stored at room temperature.





Sweet Peppers Sweet Peppers

 

Spacing: In the garden 45cm (18in) apart. 1 to 3 plants per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for conservatories and glasshouses.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border add bone meal to the soil. Use canes to support the plants.
Harvesting: 8 to 12 weeks after planting. Allow to mature before picking. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: Up to 2 weeks in a fridge. Cut into slices and freeze in a sealed bag.





Chilli Peppers Chilli Peppers

 

Spacing: In the garden 20cm (10in) apart. 1 to 3 plants per 30cm (12in) container. 2 to 3 plants per grow bag.
Position: Full sun to partial shade in a rich humus soil. Peat based compost for containers. Suitable for conservatories and glasshouses.
Feeding & Watering: Feed regularly with a tomato feed. Water regularly, do not allow to dry out. If planting in the border add bone meal to the soil. Use canes to support the plants if necessary.
Harvesting: 8 to 12 weeks after planting. Pick when 7.5 to 10cm (3 to 4in) long. Harvest regularly to ensure the crop continues longer.
Storage: Up to 3 weeks in a fridge. Dry them out for longer storage.

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