Really, this post is for me; sorry it’s so boring.
Here we go with the lists for 2017:
Strawberry Mount Everest
Tomatoes Brandywine, San Marzano, Tigerella & Ildi, Rainbow Blend (from Thompson & Morgan)
Sweet Pepper Worldbeater
Artichoke Violette di Chioggia
Broad Bead Crimson Flowered
Red Onion Red Arrow
Cucumbers Tiffany, Crystal Apple
Melon Orange Sherbert
Radish French Breakfast, Sparkler & Cherry Bell, Rainbow Mix (from Thompson & Morgan)
Kohl Rabi F1 Hybrid
Peas Whatever I’ve got left
Herbs Dill, Chives, Garlic Chives, French Sorrel, Thyme, Mint
Swiss Chard Bright Lights & White Silver
Beetroot Pablo, Bolthardy, Coloured Mix (Thompson & Morgan)
Spring Onions Welsh Red Stem & North Holland Blood Red
Broccoli Red Arrow & Rudolph & Kailaan No 2
Carrots Mixed seed
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, Potimarron,
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
Pak Choi Rubi
Spinach Perpetual (Leaf Beat)
Kale Cavolo Nero & Red Russian
Herbs Parcel, Cress (Bubbles)
I placed an order with Thompson & Morgan and below is what’s new this year (already included in the lists above):
Also, just for fun, I’m growing mushrooms indoors (in the utility room at the moment) as someone on the radio said one of the best things you can eat that you’ve home-grown (and see how amazingly different they are) are mushrooms….we’ll see!
We can’t stop eating the Chocolate Rye Brownies from Gill Meller’s ‘Gather’…..I think I’m addicted.
Finally, we’re sad the snow only stayed for one night :(, but the boys did manage to get sledges out and push each other around the garden, plus make a snowman (in the dark, whilst using torches!!) but I think that the chickens are happy as the poor things keep taking it in turns to molt and are almost naked. I think the warm (so far) winter has confused them.
More snow tomorrow, for an hour or so before it turns to rain? I do hope so 🙂