Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Seeds ordered

I know I have mentioned in the past that I really love to order seeds from The Seed Collection.  I just placed another order to get ready for my growing season.  They have a great selection and all their seeds seem to come up and grow into healthy plants.  They also have some great articles, a couple written by yours truly. .
Disclaimer - I did receive credit for some articles I wrote. This is one on  Wicking boxes  and the other one is one of my favourite subjects Composting. 



This is what I ordered - some old favourites and some new ones.
I packet of five assorted leafy Asian greens
Mibuna - this looks like an interesting one - quite mustardy so I plan to pick when young.
Choi San - similar to bok choy which grows well in my climate
Mizuna - I love this in my mixed salad greens that I buy but have never tried growing it
Garland - an edible leaved chrysanthemum 
Tatsoi - love this - one of my all time favourites. It is a little like baby spinach.
Corn Salad - we used to buy this in France - so awesome - I just hope I can grow it here!
Capsicum - Yolo Wonder - last year I had great success with capsicum so hope that continues
Silverbeet - magenta - everyone else grows great big gluts of silverbeet, I keep trying
Beetroot - bulls blood - I have yet to grow an actual bulb, but at least the leaves are tasty
Tomato - cherry cocktail - I do have these popping up everywhere, but want to ensure a good supply
Tomato - yellow pear - these are lovely - pretty and very very tasty
Chili - Hungarian yellow wax - I grew these years ago and they were very prolific and didn't seem to attract as many pests as capsicum.
Kale - red russian - I have never had huge success with kale, so am trying a different kind
Lettuce - Parris Island Cos - One of the few lettuces that grow well here. 
Rocket  - love rocket - I do have some of the wild perennial rocket growing now but this is an annual
Squash - trombonchino - these are just so cute looking - I don't have a lot of room, so hoping to grow it up a trellis. 

I always get so excited at this time of year, anticipating a garden chock a block full of yummy vegetables. Are you trying some new vegetables this year?  or sticking to the old tried and true favourites?







4 comments:

  1. It's good to have a great seed source. In another month I will be receiving a lot of free seeds for my garden. I hope they will be good and flourish into wonderful crop this summer. Happy gardening!

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    1. Oh lucky you, also getting some free seeds!

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  2. the old favourites are going to have to go i am afraid, they just don't grow in this heat & last years winter which was barely cool nothing came up cos it wasn't cold enough! so i think it is time for me to try other alternatives to the traditional vegies, Brazilian spinach does well here & the chooks love it too, so i need to look into more of the temperate to tropical or arid varieties. will try a few at a time; i love Morag Gamble's blog, "Our Permaculture Life" & some of the weird & wonderful foods she grows; like your list there, i've haven't heard of most of those.
    thanx for sharing

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    1. Hi Selina, I am not sure where you live, but I do know that the temperatures have been horrendous all over Australia this year. We cant unfortunately tell what our future weather will be like (despite predictions) so I do like to branch out and try new things occasionally. Hope you enjoy trying something new. I love Morags blog!

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