3 For 2 on Christmas Cropping Potatoes

Enter code XMAPOT at checkout for offer to apply. Hurry! Whilst Stocks Last. Click here to view all varieties on offer.

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price

When you add this variety to basket. Discount automatically applies at checkout.

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Garden Ready Bedding

Add 2 of this product to get 1 half price. Discount automatically applies at checkout.

Buy 2 Save £10.00 on This Variety

Use discount code POTM06 at checkout. Hurry While Stocks Last!

3 for 2 on Same Variety 9cm Plants

Add 3 of this product to your basket and one will be FREE. Automatically applied at checkout.

Save up to £15 on Bird Care

Click here to view all products included in this offer.

Get this item FREE when you spend £10.

Add this product to your basket PLUS a further £10 worth of any products. The free item will be automatically discounted during check out. Hurry! Only available for the first 2,023 orders - ends midnight Monday.

Buy 3 Get Third Free

Please add 3 to your basket and the offer will automatically apply at checkout.

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price on same variety Super Plugs

Add 2 of this product to get 1 half price. Discount automatically applies at checkout.

Buy 3 Perennial Garden Ready Plants and get 3rd FREE

Buy 3 get the cheapest free on the same variety and size plants. Please add 3 to your basket and the offer will automatically apply at checkout.

Buy any 3 packs of same variety & size plants and get 3rd free

Add 3 of this product to your basket and one will be FREE. Discount automatically applies at checkout.

3 for 2

Add 3 of this product to your basket and 1 will be FREE.

Buy 2 Save £4

Add 2 of this product to your basket and save £4.

Buy 3 Save £4

Add 3 of this product to your basket and save £4.

Buy 3 Save £10

Add 3 of this product to your basket and save £10.

Free Delivery Valentine's Day Offer

As a Valentine's Special Offer, we are offering this product duo with delivery included. Order by end of Sunday 11th Feb for guaranteed delivery in time for Valentine's Day.

Extra Early Brassicas - 16 Seedlings

Marshalls Garden

£9.99

Catalogue Code: 10805755

RHS Award of Garden Merit
Sale price

Only 8 Remaining - Despatched between 11th and 20th of March

Regular price £9.99
Plant these Extra Early Brassica Plants in a pot in a greenhouse or plant out if conditions are fine. Ideal for smaller gardens.

Key Features

  • F1 Hybrid variety
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 16 x Brassica Super Seedlings, 4 x of Each Variety

Description

Extra Early Brassica Plants are a great way to give you some of the earliest crops of Brussels, Cabbage, Calabrese and Cauliflower - plant them in March and you could be harvesting from May!

This Collection is for the smaller garden or household and includes 4 plants each of:

  • Broccoli (Calabrese) 'Marathon' - Produces dense blue-green, finely beaded succulent heads from May.
  • Cabbage 'Duncan' - One of the best spring cabbages, producing firm, pointed heads in May but can be picked before maturity and eaten as 'spring greens' in April.
  • Cauliflower 'Maybach' - An excellent, early maturing variety that will not 'blow' in warm weather.
  • Brussels Sprout 'Clodius' - Dependable solid, round sprouts ready in time for the Christmas period and continuing for the remainder of winter when other green vegetables are scarce.

By sowing seed in the autumn and then gently growing the plants on over the winter under controlled, cool greenhouse conditions to produce sturdy young plants that are ready to despatch and plant out in mid/late March, some 8-10 weeks earlier than the main brassica planting period.

The Extra Early Brassicas have been sown in October and overwintered undercover with frost protection. The plants are tough, sturdy and stocky ready hardened off for immediate planting on arrival.

How you will receive your plants:

Selected by our team of experts and sent from our nursery, you will receive your super seedlings in plug trays in a box. These are designed to keep your plants secure and to prevent damage in transit. Super seedling plugs can be planted out straight away without potting on.

Can’t plant straight away?

If you aren't able to plant your seedlings out straight away then ensure they stay moist. You can place your plugs on a saucer or tray of shallow water so they are able to stay hydrated. Aim to have your plugs planted within 3 days.

Planting hints and tips:

Potting seedling plugs on: On arrival place your plug trays in shallow water to allow them to soak ensuring the rootballs are moist. Use the end of a pencil or a narrow dibber to gently tease your plugs out of their trays. Choose potting on pots approximately 3 inches in diameter to plant your plugs on. Fill the pots with quality potting on compost and tap down until level. Use your pencil to make a hole in the top of the compost and place your plug plant in, gently pushing around the base of the plant. Repeat this process for all of your plugs and then place them in a tray and thoroughly water with a watering can using a fine rose to prevent the compost from being displaced. Grow your plants in a cold-frame, large sunny windowsill,  or greenhouse. Water every 2-3 days and more frequently if sunny to prevent drying out.

Hardening off: Once your potted on plants reach a good size and are ready to plant out in their final location, the first step is to harden them off before moving them outdoors permanently. This involves simply placing them outdoors during the day and back undercover at night to allow them to get accustomed to the lower temperatures. Once they have been hardened off for a week your plants should be ready to plant out in their final location.

The plants will not look as fresh as spring sown plants but don’t be alarmed! The plants will be taller and have some yellow leaves which will either fall off or green up as the plant gets growing. The plants are typical of those planted by commercial growers up and down the country and will thrive in prepared soil.

These plants will crop 6-8 weeks earlier in your garden than spring raised crops and give your first flush of produce from your garden – and what’s more many will have cropped before persistent brassica pests are around. ) Caterpillar and whitefly.

Prepare your planting bed dig over and add some pre planting fertiliser, rake level and walk over the bed firming the soil.- Brassicas like firm soil. Lightly rake the surface level again.

Using a dibber or trowel make a hole deep enough to cover the root ball and the neck of the plant. Water the hole and put the plant in backfilling and firming the soil lightly around the plant.

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Plant Outdoors
Harvest

How to Guide

Row Spacing

30-45cm

Delivery

We know how important your garden is to you. We've listened to our customers and introduced a new improved speedy delivery service, meaning Express delivery comes as standard.

*Orders to Northern Ireland have an automatic additional £3.00 delivery surcharge applied at checkout. 

Order TypeDelivery ChargeDelivery Charge
Seed only order£2.99If you purchase any other items you'll be charged the standard delivery rate of £5.99
Plants, bulbs & gardening accessories£5.99If we need to split your order into separate deliveries we'll only charge one delivery fee
Extra large or long plants & heavy items£9.99These are clearly displayed at check-out
Compost (and any other large or heavy items)£5.99

These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

  • 1 - 2 bags £5.99
  • 3 - 4 bags £11.98
  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

If you'd like more than 10 bags of compost please call our Customer Service team who can arrange for a bespoke competitive quote on 01480 774555 (standard network charges apply)

For more detail on specific delivery queries and compost delivery please click here
 

Delivery to outside of Great Britain

We regret we are unable to deliver any items outside of some Great Britain delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes. 

We now deliver to Northern Ireland, additional delivery surcharges automatically apply at checkout. 

For more information about our deliveries please click here.