Win­ter-hardy veg

Garden Answers (UK) - - Gourmet Grower -

Spinach ‘Per­pet­ual’

Rarely runs to seed in its first sea­son, so good in dry soil. Sow Sept-Oct. H50cm (20in) S45cm (18in). £2.29 for 250 seeds, T&M 0844 573 1818; www.thomp­son­mor­gan.com

Spring onions ‘White Lis­bon’

Quick­grow­ing, sil­veryskinned mild cul­ti­var. Sow Aug-Sept. H30cm (12in) S10cm (4in). £1.75 for 550 seeds, Sut­tons 0844 326 2200; www.sut­tons.co.uk

Gar­lic ‘Provence Wight’

Large soft­neck bulbs. Plnt Sept-Dec. H30cm (12in) S15cm (6in). £4.99 for two, Mar­shalls Seeds 0844 557 6700; www.mar­shallsseeds.co.uk

Broad bean ‘Aquadulce Clau­dia’

Long, early-ma­tur­ing pods. Sow Nov-Jan. H90cm (3ft) S50cm (20in). £1.79 for 60 seeds, Do­bies 0844 967 0303; www.do­bies.co.uk

As­para­gus ‘Pa­cific Pur­ple’

Thick, tasty pur­ple spears May-June. Plant Sept-Oct in a 30cm (12in) trench with a cen­tral ridge. H90cm (3ft) S60cm (2ft). £2.49 for 2 crowns, Cro­cus 01344 578111; www.cro­cus.co.uk

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