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Vegetable Plants & Vegetable Plug Plants
With the recession hitting pockets, a mounting preference for locally grown food and television programmes that show how easy it is (and how satisfying) to grow your own, there has never been such a demand for vegetable plants.
Tomatoes are so popular now, and with the range of varieties available you can grow giant beefsteak tomatoes in you greenhouse or vegetable plot, and have tiny cherry tomatoes tumbling from a hanging basket or pot on the patio. Sweet and chilli peppers are gaining on tomatoes in the popularity stakes, and the sight of a home-grown glossy aubergine is always a thrill.
From beans to brassicas, and from saladings to a pumpkin for Halloween, vegetable plants have certainly made a come-back across the country, and at Fosseway Garden Centre you will find a range of sturdy, well-grown and cared for vegetable plants.
There are many reasons why gardeners buy plug plants: perhaps seeds are too fiddly; you are starting your vegetable garden a little late or have limited space; you want to try a new variety or a range of varieties; you are new to gardening; or you need to replace a failed crop quickly.
Plug plants are young plants raised in small, individual cells, ready to be transplanted. They are an ideal choice because you can be assured that the team here has given them a good start in life in controlled conditions during the important formative period. In fact, plug plants grow rapidly and symmetrically in your garden, they can have a greater capacity to withstand pests, disease and drought and give a better crop. And they are much easier to weed than sown seedlings. We supply plug plants in different sizes, in different stages of growth.
To maximise your harvest and make the best use of space, try introducing plug plants amongst existing plants – you can even grow some attractive vegetable plants in your flower borders. Ideally, go for companion plants – plants that thrive together or repel the insects that attack the companion plant. Our team will be happy to give you tips and ideas for this.
Vegetable Plants & Vegetable Plug
From time to time we have vegetable plants and vegetable plug plants on offer in store.
Vegetable Plants Advice & Tips
It's easy to get carried away when looking through seed and plant catalogues, so make sure you grow only what you really like, keeping experiments to a minimum. Think about how much space you have, that will be the greatest limitation on what you can grow. Also think about how long things take to grow - cabbages, for instance are slow to mature and take up precious space all season.
If space is at a premium, consider dwarf varieties and bush forms. Many seed companies now sell 'patio' vegetables, which are suitable for even the smallest garden.
RHS experts have put together a number of advice profiles to help you get started in the veg garden.