Your grow your own adventure starts here
We’re teaming up with Suttons to bring you a huge range of fruits and vegetables to grow yourself.
Last year, Suttons announced that they were joining the peat free movement and launched a range of fruits and vegetables grown in peat free compost. What’s more, Suttons have developed a space saving range of plants that can be grown in pots on a windowsill.
What’s on offer?
This year you will find more interesting varieties of fruits and vegetables, from juicy tomatoes to cool cucumbers, fiery chillies, all sorts of squash and sweet potatoes, or why not try growing something really unusual such as cucamelons, tomatillos and inca berries! Suttons’ range of grafted fruits and vegetables are well-established and ready to plant outside.
What are grafted plants?
Grafting is a horticultural technique which encourages vigorous and hardy plants that produce large crops. To do this, two plants are grown; one with a strong rootstock and another which produces lots of fruits. The rootstock bottom and the fruiting top are then grafted together.
The benefits of grafting is that it creates a stronger plant that yields up to 70% more fruit than a plant grown from seed, whilst also having greater resistance to soil-borne pests and disease.
Find out more about the range of vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables available this year. Here are a few highlights that we're particularly excited about.
We have tomatoes of all shapes and sizes. In addition to favourites such as cherry and beef tomatoes, we have some really unusual varieties including the Tutti Frutti range which have hints of grape, cherry or mandarin.
We have plants with varying degrees of heat to try if you dare! Grow your own Pearl chillies at 0-500 SHU or our new hottest chilli, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion at 1,200,000 SHU. There's a chilli for everyone.
Fruits and Vegetables
Choose from a variety of vegetables this year, including squash, aubergine and sweet potato plants. If you're looking for inspiration, try a Tromboncino squash. They have a mild artichoke flavour and are sweeter than regular courgettes. They are great in stir fries and ideal for spiralising. Originating from Italy, these squash are perfect for growing where space is limited as they can be trained vertically up a trellis or arch.
Discover tasty fruits to grow yourself. Why not try cucamelons; tiny watermelon lookalikes that taste like cucumber and lime, or if they don't tickle your fancy, try zingy tomatillos; a combination of lime and tomato which are perfect in salsas, sauces and guacamoles.
Suttons' small space range: No garden? No problem!
This range is perfect for small spaces, and ideal for windowsills and balconies. If you're short on space, then this range has been created for you. These plants have been specifically cultivated to grow upwards, taking up less space, while also fruiting prolifically.
Why not try Tomato Ponchi-Fa, an extra small tomato plant which grows only 20cm tall and produces sweet cherry sized fruits, or why not try something hotter like chilli pepper ‘fiery flames’, which grows up to 30cm tall and produces small chillies that are 100,000 SHU!