Plants

We offer perennial vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Our 2022 bareroot season is starting – pre-order now

This means the plants that we’ve grown all year (and in some cases last year too) are now at a point where they can make it to your garden!

Buying bareroot plants from us, you can be confident that they have been grown without harmful chemicals, peat free, and they’re offered plastic free.

See the stocklist, e-mail your order, receive confirmation and payment options, collect on 26 November.

Bareroot plant sale and gardening day at our garden at Belper Lane End. Saturday 26 November.

Fruit trees

For the first time, we also have fruit trees available! Grown by social enterprise Sheffield Fruit Trees, who share our ecological and co-operative values.

We have just 10 potted trees, at £25 each. These are available for collection now, on a Saturday or Monday. Again, please e-mail to order.

Apple Ellison’s Orange MM106 Cox style, juicy, scab resistant.

Apple Herefordshire Russet M26 Great flavour, deep amber colour.

Apple Allington Pippin M26 Crisp and juicy from Lincolnshire.

Crab Apple Liset MM106 Red buds and flowers, deep red cherry-like fruit.

Apple Discovery M26 you know this one, it’s early.

Apple Yorkshire Cockpit M26 Sharp, soft and juicy cooking variety from 1831

Damson Aylesbury Prune SJA Small to medium fruit can be harvested into October!

Pear Concorde QA A cross of Conference and Comis. Compact growth and self-fertile.

Cambridge Gage SJA Reliable, good cropper, self-fertile. Sweet fruit.

Vranja Quince Eline Very large fruit and a good crop of them!


Grow our own

We grow all our own plants. This means we can guarantee their quality and know about how they grow.

Peat free • No harmful chemicals • Recycled and/or reused plastic pots & we’re trialing alternatives.

See where we sell, including at our garden and at select local markets and events.

Meet some of our plants

Scroll down the page to see some highlights from our range of edible and useful plants.

Prices are subject to change and availability naturally changes throughout the year.

Perennial vegetables

Root crops

Skirret

Introduced by the Romans but unfortunately largely forgotten. A perennial parsnip, sort of. Delicious, nutty roots form like fingers, cook by boiling or roasting briefly. Some roots have a tendency to have a woody core. Great pollinator plant, being an umbel it’s attractive to hoverflies. Grows to 1.8m. Unfussy – sun to semi-shade, does better when wet.

£8
2 litre pot. Available bareroot in the autumn.

Sunchokes

Perennial plant for edible tubers harvested in autumn, also a good seasonal windbreak. Grow in sun. In the sunflower family, so in some summers will produce small sunflowers. Very little care needed, good famine plant. Contains inulin, which some may find a little hard to digest. Roast like potatoes but not for as long, or can be pickled.

£4
9cm pot or tubers

Chinese artichokes

Perennial plant for the small, crunchy edible tubers harvested autumn through to spring. Use like water chestnut in stir fries or just snack on it raw. Looks like a mint, is related to mint, doesn’t smell. Grow in sun or part shade.

£6
2 litre pot or tubers

Leaf crops

Perennial kales

Taunton Deane – growing to large shrub size, over 2 metres wide and high. Hardly ever flowers, so is long lived. Purple tinged stems. Mild flavour.

Daubenton’s – low-growing with small leaves that are good in salads or cooked.

£8
2l pot

Good King Henry

Perennial kale growing to large shrub size. Hardly ever flowers, so is long lived. Purple tinged stems. Mild flavour.

£6
9cm pot

Minutina

Also known as buckshorn plantain owing to its relation to those native plants. A perennial salad leaf, good as a base. Evergreen for us!

£7
2l pot with several plants

Purple plantain

A beautiful purple leaves form of broad leaved plantain. It looks great, grows well, young leaves can be eaten and they are used medicinally on the skin.

£5
9cm pot


Fruit

Gooseberry Black Velvet

A gooseberry-worcesterberry. Strong, upright bush giving good crops from the second year. The fruit is sweet, red and delicious.

From £8
5 litre pot or bareroot

Jostaberry

A hybrid berry, cross of gooseberries and blackcurrant. Fruit the size of gooseberry, tastes like a mild blackcurrant; good to add to preserves and desserts or stewed with other fruit for porridge, muesli etc. A fast, strong growing shrub to 2m. Soil grown.

From £10
5 litre pot or bareroot


Herbs

Mixed kales and herbs

Red Russian kale, Cavolo Black Magic kale, Coriander, and others soon: basils and more annual herbs.

£2, 8cm and £5 for 3.

Comfrey Bocking 14

Deep rooting perennial mineral accumulator, high in potassium. Leaves can be cut to make plant feed or added to your compost heap. Can be cut up to 4 times a year if in fertile soil. Left to flower, it provides nectar adored by bees. This variety doesn’t produce viable seed so is propagated by roots.

£4, 9cm or root divisions in winter

Marshmallow

Attractive perennial growing to 1.2 m. Small purple-centred flowers later summer. Leaves eaten raw or cooked, also flowers raw. Roots are used medicinally.

£6, 9cm or divisions in early Spring.

Mints

Moroccan (top photo), Chocolate mint (bottom photo), Black peppermint, Bowles mint, Strawberry mint. A delectable selection for different uses. Strawberry mint is delicate, good in salads or summer cocktails. Moroccan is a strong all rounder, for youghurt dips or on your new potatoes. Peppermint and Bowles make nice teas.

£4, 9cm

£6, 2 litres

Fennel

Native, perennial herb. Architectural. Self seeds moderately. Great for snacking on in the garden with its aniseed flavoured leaves. The tall umbel flowers are great for pollinators. If left to set seed, these can be harvested for use in sauces, breads etc.

£5 9cm

£7 2 litres

Korean Mint

Agastache rugosa

A lovely perennial herb for people and bees, spikes of purple flowers. Has a mild aniseed flavour great for tea, or leaves used in stir fries. Clumps up year on year.

£5, 9cm pot

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis

Read more in this plant profile.

£8 2l pot

Dye plants

We are growing dyer’s chamomile, madder, woad, and weld.

We have many, many more plants. This is just a selection. We don’t sell by mail order, please come and see us to discover our full range.