Winter Cropping Veg Mix

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Fresh picked leaves in late autumn and winter

Fills the gap between summer and late winter harvests

Ideal for adding to stir fries and salads

Fulfilled and sold by Thompson & Morgan

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Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

full sun

Harvest Months

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You can still enjoy freshly picked leaves for salad and stir fries well into late autumn. If you have a greenhouse you can grow our winter cropping mix under cover for even later harvests! These leafy varieties are quick and easy to grow, and won’t take up much space on the vegetable plot.

Winter Cropping Veg Mix comprises 11 plugs each of:

  • Swiss Chard - Swiss Chard can be harvested at different stages of maturity from mid-summer to late autumn. If soils aren’t excessively wet overwinter, it will re-emerge to give an unbelievably early spring crop!
  • Winter Mix Salad Leaves – A hardy mix of salad leaves which continue to crop well into late autumn, and early winter if grown in the greenhouse.

22 plug plants (KB9751)

How to Grow

Pot up and grow plugs plants on in warm conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted outside. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before transplanting into moist, rich, well drained soil in full sun. Plant at a distance of 30cm (12") apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. For even later crops, plant them in the greenhouse.

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Water regularly particularly during dry periods to avoid bolting. Feed throughout the growing season with a high nitrogen feed. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing and bring insect larvae to the surface.

Leaves can be harvested as a ‘cut and come again’ crop throughout the growing season by cutting leaves 2.5cm (1") above soil level with a sharp knife or scissors. Alternatively allow chard to develop into larger leaves which can be enjoyed as a steamed vegetable.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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