Wednesday, 8 February 2012


There's been snow on the ground for a few days and hard frosts, so the leeks that remain at Plot18 are frozen in for now. They're getting a bit old now so they really need using before they go woody. Staying off the plot, my attention has turned to buying the seeds for the new season. The solar Spring has started, the thirteen weeks of shortest days are over, so planting time is approaching for some things. I've been out and bought some seeds.

I've changed some varieties this year and there is nothing bold and new, so far, but the planting plan does leave a few spaces to try anything that we fancy. The list is:
  • Broad beans
    • Bunyards Exhibition
  • Mangetout
    • Oregon Sugar Pod
  • Dwarf French beans
    • Ferrari
  • Sweetcorn
    • Incredible F1
  • Parsnip
    • Javelin F1
  • Carrot
    • Chantenay Red Cored 2
  • Spring onion
    • White Lisbon
  • Spinach
    • Lazio F1
  • Courgette
    • Astia F1
  • Leek
    • Musselburgh
  • Beetroot 
    • Boltardy
  • Sweet peas
    • Old Fashioned Mix
In previous years we have kept broad beans as seeds, but last year's crop was not as prolific as in the past so we decided to buy new seeds. There are a few stalwarts in Musselburgh, White Lisbon, Boltardy and Old Fashioned Mix (grown for cut flowers of course). The rest, well time will tell. I might yet buy some different carrots as an experiment and we still need onion sets and some new raspberry canes.

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