We grow two different colours of basil: Green and Purple. It’s a tender plant and we therefore grow it in the polytunnel. It is an annual plant, so we must directly sow a new crop each year. As well as having such an aromatic smell, it’s a wonderful addition to so many different dishes and pairs perfectly with our tomatoes.
Historically chamomile was grown for its medicinal benefits, but is now popular to make tea with. It produces an abundance of lovely smelling flowers.
The chive is a very popular herb as it can be used as an ingredient for many different dishes. Chives also produce lovely purple edible flowers.
Coriander leaves have a magnificent smell and will elevate the taste of so many different types of dishes. It self-seeds in the autumn to produce a new crop each year.
Dill has a distinctive aniseed type flavour - it’s a common ingredient in East European dishes. As well as being used fresh it can also be dried.
Closely related to Florence fennel with the same aniseed type smell and flavour. It produces feathery type leaves and magnificent pretty yellow flowers in the summer. It adds so much to the flavour of many dishes, particularly fish dishes.
The plant is very similar in looks to the regular chive plant but the leaves have the most amazing garlic taste.
Lavender looks and smells amazing and brings a unique flavour to a number of dishes, it can also be used to make tea. However, its main use as a herb is for medicinal purposes.
A very tall plant where every part of the plant is edible from root to tip. The leaves can be finely chopped and added to many dishes, the stems can be steamed and the roots can be braised.
Mint is a prolific plant and you have to be careful it doesn’t take over all of the herb garden. The leaves are a classic addition to new potatoes, and can be used to make wonderful tasting tea.
A very important addition to many Italian, Greek and Mexican dishes, and can also be used to infuse tea. It can be enjoyed fresh or dried.
Often called false shamrock, it produces deep purple leaves and beautiful white flowers. Its leaves have a very unique and pleasant taste, and its flowers can be used to garnish many dishes.
Typically used in sauces and pesto or as a garnish. It’s a very hardy plant and can be grown through most of the year.
A very fragrant and intense flavour, traditionally used to elevate lamb, chicken and fish dishes.
The leaves have a strong earthy aroma that can be used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
A leafy plant with leaves that taste like cucumbers, bringing a fresh taste to salads.
We grow two different types of sorrel: French sorrel and red veined sorrel. The leaves of the herb are used to make very tasty sauces, mainly to accompany fish dishes due to its distinctive lemon taste.
Aromatic and earthy, the leaves work well with many dishes, particularly Mediterranean dishes.
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Beetroot is a great crop to both grow and to eat. It can be used in many different dishes – our favourite is roasted beetroot. We grow three differ...
Broad beans are the first of the bean/pea crops to be available for harvesting. We sow them in December and transplant them into the Polytunnels in...
The Calabrese crop, often referred to as broccoli, produces lovely tasting heads through summer and autumn. The variety we grow is called Belstar. ...
We grow cabbages 12 months of the year, with different varieties available at different times. This year we will be growing Spring cabbages which p...
Carrots are another crop which we grow 12 months of the year. The two main varieties we like the most are Amsterdam Forcing and Autumn King - the v...
The cauliflower is one of our most popular crops. It was a crop that we used to struggle to grow, however, in recent years we have worked out how ...
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The celeriac plant is closely related to the celery plant. Whilst both the leaves and base can be eaten, the base of the plant is more commonly eat...
We sow our celery seeds in late March, transplanting in May so they’re ready to harvest in the autumn. They’re so popular this year we’ll sow over ...
Chinese cabbage is part of the Brassica family and is very tolerant to cold weather, making it ideal to grow during the autumn/winter months. The v...
The courgette is a very popular vegetable as it can be used in many different dishes. We grow a number of different varieties to produce a range of...
We love growing cucumbers as much as we love eating them. You’ll find three different types of cucumber at Hexhamshire Organics - the traditional s...
Florence fennel is very much a gourmet vegetable. It produces green, feathery leaves which can be used to flavour or garnish a dish, but the fan-sh...
French beans are a wonderful addition to many meals and we aim to have them available for several months in summer. In early summer, we grow two va...
Garlic is one of our favourite crops to grow. All of our garlic is planted before Christmas and it’s great at withstanding even the harshest of win...
The globe artichoke plant is a perennial plant which can grow to a very large size. It produces large edible flower buds which have an amazing, ear...
Kale is a very popular crop because of its versatility and nutritional value. It can be used in many different ways - sauteed, boiled, steamed, roa...
KohlRabi is an interesting plant - it’s part of the Brassica family and looks like a sputnik! We grow two different types; a green variety which is...
Leeks are a mainstay of our vegetable boxes and we aim to grow them most of the year. The first seeding is done in March when we focus on the main ...
Lettuce is another crop that we aim to grow 12 months of the year. We grow five different types of lettuce and the varieties have some amazing name...
We grow Mustard Leaves for the autumn and winter periods. The variety we grow is called Giant Red Mustard and it produces really big leaves. They a...
One of our favourite crops, we grow onions twice a year. Our main onion crop, Troy, is grown over the winter and is ready in late spring/early summ...
Oriental vegetables are very tolerant to the cold, and can therefore be grown in the winter months, particularly in our polytunnels. This ensures w...
Another over-wintering oriental vegetable that we like to grow. Pak Choi is a member of the Brassica family which has large crispy stems topped off...
Chillies are a great addition to many dishes and we like to grow a range of them. This year we are growing the following varieties: Aciburun, Hunga...
Sweet peppers are incredibly versatile. They can be roasted, stuffed, included in many cooked dishes and are also lovely when eaten raw. This year ...
Radishes come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and colours and we like to grow the many different types that are available. This year we are...
Rocket has a wonderful peppery taste, making it a great addition to salads. It can also be added to pastas and pizzas. It can be grown throughout t...
Romanesque is a lovely green type of cauliflower; it has pointed curds and its distinctive look means lots of customers like to buy it. Like tradit...
Runner Beans are very tall plants that produce an abundance of lovely long, tasty and tender pods. We try to ensure we have Runner Beans available ...
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We grow our white onion crops over the winter, planting the onion sets in the October/November period. They will start sending up lovely green shoo...
We are always looking to try new vegetables and salsify is a new crop for us in 2021. It’s grown for its root, which is sweet and aromatic. Often d...
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As with our overwintering onions, we also grow shallots over winter. We plant the sets during December in one of the polytunnels. They will send d...
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