Clay Soil Veg Varieties - save £1.20
Not boxed. London along with a whole host of other cities and areas, is built on clay. My soil at home is so heavy in places that I could make pots with it! Clay is great on the one hand because it is so nutritious but it also waterlogs in the winter and dries out and cracks in the summer so make sure you mix plenty of organic matter, manure, spent compost bags etc to lighten it and make it more balanced.
This selection of seeds is great for clay soils and includes:
Carrot Parisier Market - Paris is built on clay too, you can only hit your head against a brick wall so many times before you change and hey presto, over the generations this carrot has turned round! Easy to grow, great in pots but brilliant in clay soil.
Pea Easy to Grow - Who remembers shelling peas with mum? Peas are easy to grow and can be sown in Spring for the same year and autumn for the following.
Mixed Salad Pack Easy to Grow - cut and come again, sow a pinch each month from late spring to late summer.
Spinach Easy to Grow - one of the easiest vegetables to grow, it loves clay soil and can be sown spring for the same year and autumn for the winter.
Dwarf Bean Easy to Grow - After all, it was Jack and the Beanstalk - easy to grow, great in clay soil and utterly delicious. Sow in late spring or early summer.
Beetroot Easy to Grow - root vegetables are difficult to grow in clay as it can be compact, but beetroot doesn't go down far and is surprisingly easy to cultivate in clay soil.