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Our Summer catalogue will be mailed from July and contains over 330 varieties of vegetable seed for summer and autumn sowing as well as vegetable and herb plants, fruit and autumn planting onions sets and garlic. Due to high demand we have a limited amount of catalogues available and they will be prioritized on a first come first served basis. Once stocks have run out requests will be held until our Autumn mailing in September. Thanks for your understanding.
Grafted plants are strong and vigorous, so we recommend feeding your plants from when the first flower buds appear. Use a fertilizer which contains high levels of potash and feed once a week to start with, increasing to twice a week when the plant is cropping well. Most grafted plants will need some support as they grow, especially tomatoes and aubergines. Ensure the support used is strong enough to bare the weight of the plant – thick bamboo canes tend to do the job well.
Please note – do not remove the plastic grafting clip. It will fall off naturally as the plant grows. If growing in containers the minimum size pot that is suitable is a 12ltr and if using a grow bag, plant a maximum of two plants per bag. The grafted union must be kept above the soil level to ensure suckers and adventitious roots do not develop. Read more
About our Grafted Plants
Grafted vegetable plants offer us gardeners’ plants which have greater vigour and much more resistance to soil borne pests and diseases, such as nematodes – particularly useful if you grow in the greenhouse border soil each year, where crop rotation is somewhat limited. The grafting process brings together the best attributes of two different plants – a species rootstock and a hybrid variety. The hybrid variety is grafted to the species rootstock to produce plants which are strong and vigorous, which in turn, produce more fruits and heavier yields. Although traditionally greenhouse grown, we have found, over the last few years, that plants, if placed in a warm and sunny position, will also crop well outside too – even more reason to grow them!
Today, almost all commercial production of cucumbers, capsicums and tomatoes, in Europe, is done using grafted plants – you too can do what the professionals do! Some varieties could reach 3m in height given the space! Supplied as well-established plants in 9cm pots. Show less