Up to seven different colour stems which can be picked as baby leaves or full size. Enjoy its mild, sweet flavour when young, either raw in salads or gently steamed. Both the stems and the leaves can be enjoyed in different styles of dishes.Plants usually die back through winter, but will ‘come again’ the following spring, to produce a further early crop before running to seed.From their versatility to their abundance of nutrients, stem vegetables are a delicious and healthy choice to add to your garden. The term ôstem vegetablesö might be new to you, but they are quite literally the edible above-ground stems of plants which are treated as vegetables. From asparagus to leeks, celery to rhubarb, you can enjoy vegetables that are entirely edible with little waste, a great option for sustainable living! Grow stem vegetables preferably in full sun, though they will tolerate partial shade.Characteristics:When to Sow: April-JulyWhen to Harvest: July-NovemberSoil Type: Fertile, moisture retentive soilAdvice: Provide a liquid feed every two weeks to increase yieldsPacket Contents: Average 150 seedsLatin name: Beta vulgarisTransplanting: Best sown directly outdoorsJohnsons’ premium ranges of flower and vegetable packet seeds feature captivating flowers and authentic vegetables from around the world. No matter what the size of your growing space, either a spacious garden or a limited patio, the high quality of Johnsons’ seeds cater for any needs.Explore more of our horticultural range; we have a wide selection of gardening essentials available from compost to plant pots Have a query or can’t find something you’re looking for? We receive new deliveries every week, so if the item you wish to purchase is currently out of stock, please contact our Customer Services Team and we may be able to reserve the items you require.Please note: Plants and seeds are classed as perishable goods and are excluded from our returns policy. This does not affect your statutory rights. See our Cancellation & Returns page for further details. In the unlikely event that you receive your goods damaged or you have been sent the incorrect item, please report your issues to our customer service team as soon as possible. Perishable goods cannot be returned unless we have sent the wrong item, or they are damaged.