So, apparently I post once every two months, which is a bit embarrassing really. I don’t know what happened…..well, I do, life just got in the way and the very least of my worries has been gardening or writing blog posts, but it’s gone on like this for rather a long time, so I need to fix it.
This year I’m on a determined mission to use up all my old seed, not least because I have no money to buy new, so I’m afraid the list is rather boring.
Tomatoes Brandywine, San Marzano, Tigerella & Ildi
Sweet Pepper Worldbeater
Chilli (I’m only growing a couple of plants because they look pretty, so I’m using last years seed that came from a restaurant free with the bill, no idea of the variety)
Artichoke Violette di Chioggia
Broad Bead Crimson Flowered
Cucumbers Burpless Tasty Green
Courgettes Black Forest & Zephyr
Melon Outdoor Wonder
Radish French Breakfast, Sparkler & Cherry Bell
Kohl Rabi F1 Hybrid
Peas Whatever I’ve got left that the pesky mice don’t steal
Herbs Dill, Chives, Garlic Chives, French Sorrel, Thyme, Mint
Swiss Chard Bright Lights & White Silver
Beetroot Pablo & Bolthardy
Spring Onions Welsh Red Stem & North Holland Blood Red
Pak Choi Mei Qing Choi & Rubi
Broccoli Red Arrow & Rudolph & Kailaan No 2
Carrots Yellowstone, Rainbow Hybrid, Purple Haze, Healthmaster & Sugarsnax
Turnip Sweetball & Snowball
Lettuce Various varieties
Herbs Thai Basil, Sweet Basil, Winter Savory and many more…
Squash Crown Prince, Sweet Dumpling, Gem/Rolet, Queensland Blue, Turks Turban, Hooligan & Barbara Butternut F1
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
Pak Choi Tatsoi
Spinach Perpetual (Leaf Beat)
Kale Cavolo Nero & Red Russian
Herbs Parcel, Cress (Bubbles)
Having just done a proper couple of hours tidying in the garden for the first time this year, I see that garlic is already on the go, as it wild garlic, alpine strawberries, horse-radish root, spinach and some rather sad-looking winter vegetables such as chard and turnips. Other garden news is that the rabbit and mice problem has really become very bad, I’m rather devastated to see the damage the rabbits have done to all the spring flowers, few have survived with their tops intact.
On a plus note, and trying to bat the laptop screen every time I type, are these two lovelies that we were allowed to bring home from the RSPCA. They are called Tuppence and Birdie and we’re very happy to have them, I’m hoping they will take over where my last lovely cat left off in keeping the mice and rabbits to a manageable level…..perhaps I should be training them ready for when they are allowed outdoors, although they already stare longingly at the rabbits on the other side of the glass doors.
I’m off to buy soil and get all the February list going, I have a feeling 2015 is going to be a very good year :)