- Collection Box - Children's Vegetable Collection
Our 'Children's Vegetable Seed Collection' is a collection of 5 vegetable seed varieties that children will love to grow and eat. This collection makes a great gift and is a great introduction to home vegetable growing, with easy grow and easy care varieties of vegetables that children will already be used to seeing and eating.
Peas, carrots, beetroot, baby sweetcorn and pumpkin are all included in this collection and full sowing and care instructions are featured on each seed packet within the collection box.
The varieties are detailed below and the links will take you to the individual seed packet detail for each variety.
Pea - Kelvedon Wonder is a popular dwarf pea variety, which is self supporting and is therefore ideal to grow in pots or containers and in small gardens. A variety which can be sown successionally from late February through to July, giving a long cropping season.
Carrot - Autumn King 2 is a heavy cropping variety which produces deep orange, thick roots of 25-30cm, long is a great addition to your vegetable garden. It produces sweet, tasty carrots over a long harvesting period which store very well over winter. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1995.
Beetroot - Boltardy is one of our favourite and most reliable beetroot varieties with smooth skin, evenly shaped globe roots and deep ruby red sweet flesh. It is often exhibited and grows really well in pots. As the name suggests it has excellent resistance to bolting and means that it can be sown as early as March (in a cold frame or cloche) in most areas. This is a popular variety to grow with children given the reliability and they will love the varied uses; such as baking it in cakes, or making beetroot ice cream and smoothies!
Sweetcorn - Minipop F1 produces tender and tasty sweet cobs which can be eaten raw, lightly steamed or sliced and added to stir fries. It is a great vegetable to get kids into growing their own or to grow in a pot or container, as it is easy to grow, does not require pollinating and the cobs are ready to harvest in approx. 65 days. The cobs should be harvested when they are 10cm in length and each plant will produce between 3 and 5 baby corn.
Pumpkin - Jack O'Lantern is a great all rounder, because as its name suggests, it is great for making traditional Halloween lanterns but it is also great for cooking. The orange - yellow sweet flavoured flesh is great roasted or baked or made into soups and pies. The fruit weigh between 4-7kg each and the rind is ribbed and bright orange with a thick flesh allowing easy carving.