Grow these in a poly tunnel here on Skye

Shown below is a sample of what is currently available in our poly tunnel at the Garden Centre. On Skye, these plants are really only suitable for growing on in a poly tunnel or greenhouse. They will not thrive if grown outdoors.


Best grown in a poly tunnel in this part of the world. Versatile and easy to grow plants which will continue to produce abundantly if kept picked regularly. 

We stock Courgette Green Bush and/or Courgette F1 Yellow. 

hot chilliChillies contain a chemical called capsaicin that stimulates the nerve endings in your mucous membranes; that's what makes the hot taste you feel when you bite into one. The variety, the maturity of the plant and the local growing conditions determine how hot your chillies will be. We typically stock one or more of 'Apache' , 'Cheyenne' or  'Pot Black', 

sweet corn

Sweetcorn needs reliably moist and well fertilised soil, plenty of compost and a good quality fertilizer. Keep the plants well watered to ensure a good supply of cobs.

We stock sweet corn 'Early Gold' plants 

orange cherry tomato'Sun Gold' is the classic orange tomato for the cherry tomato enthusiast because it offers both remarkable sweet, tangy, delicious tomato flavour. The golden-orange fruits are borne on long trusses, and taste best when growing conditions are slightly dry.

We normally stock Sun Gold and/or Little Sun

red cherry tomatoThese are the smallest and sweetest tomatoes and grow well here on Skye in poly tunnels. They are the first tomato to ripen.Good in salades, eating or roasting whole. We have one or more of the following varieties in stock -

Rosada, Gardeners Delight, Tumbling Tom

Supersweet 100, Cherrola. 

Tomato ShirleyGood 'All Round' tomatoes for the kitchen, medium sized and versatile. We have one or more of the following varieties in stock -

Ailsa Craig, Alicante, Moneymaker or Shirley.