Winter Cropping Veg Mix

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?

Fresh picked leaves in late autumn and winter

Fills the gap between summer and late winter harvests

Ideal for adding to stir fries and salads

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This winter cropping veg mix is full of leafy varieties that are quick and easy to grow. Grown in a greenhouse you can grow our winter cropping mix under cover meaning later harvests. Enjoy freshly picked leaves for salads and stir fries well into Autumn. Small and compact these will take up very little room on the vegetable plot. This collecion consists of 11 plugs each of the following. Swiss Chard - This can be harvested at different stages of maturity from mid-summer to late Autumn. Ensure the soils are excessively wet overwinter to see these re-emerge giving an unbelievably early Spring Crop. Winter Mix Salad Leaves - This hardy mix of salad leaves will continue to crop well into late Autumn and early Winter if grown in the greenhouse.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

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Harvest Months


22 plug plants (kb9751)

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 into moist, rich, well drained soil in full sun. Plant at a distance of 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. For even later crops, plant them in the greenhouse.

Water 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.

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 chard to develop into larger leaves which can be enjoyed as a steamed vegetable.

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 £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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

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