Tasty and colourful autumn crops
Fills the gap between summer and winter harvests
Ideal for adding to stir fries and salads
As summer crops end, you'll be glad that you grew our Oriental Veg to keep harvesting until your winter crops have matured. Autumn Cropping Oriental Veg Mix are colourful and tasty with a spicy zing that adds a new dimension to salads and stir fries. Scarvita can be harvested as full heads of Chinese Cabbage as each plant matures. The Oriental Leaf Mix can be cut as and when needed, from August to October. Perfect for filling gaps in the vegetable garden! Height and spread: 30cm (12”).
Autumn Cropping Oriental Veg Mix comprises 11 plug plants each of:
Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)
22 plug plants (KB9640)
Pot up and grow plugs plants on in warm conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted outside. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before transplanting Chinese cabbages into moist, rich, well drained soil in full sun. A moist soil is essential when growing Chinese Leaves. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Apply lime to acid soils to reduce the acidity and lessen the risk of clubroot. Plant Chinese Cabbages at a distance of 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Place a collar around the stem of each plant to prevent cabbage root fly attacks. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
Water Chinese Cabbages regularly particularly during dry periods to avoid bolting. Feed throughout the growing season with a high nitrogen feed. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface.
Chinese Leaves can be harvested as a ‘cut and come again’ crop throughout the growing season by cutting leaves 2.5cm (1") above soil level with a sharp knife or scissors. Alternatively allow mature heads to develop for harvesting from June to October. Mature heads can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Culinary note: Vitamin rich Chinese Leaves are particularly high in antioxidants and minerals, and also low in calories.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.
Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.
Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.
Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.
For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.
Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3
3 Options From£8.99
2 Options From£9.99
2 Options From£18.99
2 Options From£7.99
3 Options From£9.99
4 Options From£6.99
2 Options From£8.99
2 Options From£8.99
© 2022 Van Meuwen. All rights reserved. A division of Branded Garden Products Limited.