We had a question on the forum about vegetable growing in Scotland where it can get a little colder than here in Devon – so we’ve put together a list of varieties that should thrive in these conditions.
Beetroot Boltardy and Beetroot Globe 2
Broccoli Autumn Spear and Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Brussels Sprout Bedford Winter Harvest and Brussels Sprout Wellington
Cabbage April, Cabbage Greyhound, Cabbage January King and Cabbage Wheelers Imperial.
Carrot Chantenay Red Cored, Carrot Eskimo and Carrot Early Nantes
Cauliflower All The Year Round and Cauliflower Galleon
Cucumber Long Green Ridge and Cucumber Telegraph
Leek Musselburgh, Leek Autumn Giant 3 Albana
Dwarf Green Curled Kale
Lettuce All The Year Round, Little Gem Lettuce, Lettuce Unrivalled, Lettuce Webbs Wonderful and Cos Lettuce Lobjoits Green
Onion Ailsa Craig and Spring Onion White Lisbon
Marrow (Courgette) Green Bush and Marrow Tiger Cross
Parsnip Tender & True
Radish French Breakfast and Radish Scarlet Globe
Swede Brora, Swede Ruby and Swede Invitation
Tomato Ailsa Craig and Tomato Moneymaker
Pea Kelvedon Wonder and Pea Onward
Turnip Golden Ball, Turnip Purple Top Milan and Turnip Snowball
Beans: French Bean The Prince, Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor and Broad Bean Giant Exhibition Longpod
Of course some of these varieties are also available as plug plants but growing from seed is much more rewarding! Let us know how you get on.