Archive for February, 2015

The need for seed

For me one of the best things about the last couple of months has been having a cuppa, sorting current seed packets and pouring over seed catalogues looking for new crops to grow.
There’s nothing quite like buying seeds to generate enthusiasm for the new season, no matter how last years crops have performed.
Of course i’ve looked through blogs, magazines, deliberated and cogitated, as well as reflected on previous years harvests before making the all important choices.
So here they are, the potential stars of 2015, the crops and the varieties that i will be growing this year:-

Potato – Pentland Javelin/Charlotte/King Edward
Tomato – Sakura/Gardeners delight
Parsnip – Tender and True
Climbing Bean – Cobra
Runner Bean – Scarlett Emperor
Courgette – Tondo di Piacenza/Defender
Kale – Nero di Toscana
Chard – Bright Lights
Brussel Sp – Trafalgar
Beetroot – Boltardy
Swede – Brora
Carrot – Early nantes
Pumpkin – Amazonka
Cucumber – La Diva
Leeks – Musselburgh
Leaf/lettuce – Various to include gem/all year round/big red mustard
Chillis – Jalapeno/habanero/apache/Navaro

Any variety recommendations are gratefully received!



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