Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Seeds


Seeds, where would we be without them?  They fill our flower beds with colour and fragrance, and allow us to grow tasty, nutritious food to feed ourselves and our family. They are the perfect little capsule, containing everything that is needed to start the next generation of plant life. They lay dormant sometimes for years waiting for the perfect growing conditions and then, they spring into life. 

This year I am trying to grow all my vegetables and flowers from seed.


What I'm growing

Sown 24th September
Melons
Hale's Best 
Sugar Baby
Luscious Red

Tomatoes
Honeybee 
Rouge de Marmande
San Marzano
Unknown truss (seeds were from shop bought tomatoes)

Corn
Kelvedon Glory
Jubilee Bicolour

Cucumber
Lebanese (sprouted today)

Zucchini 
Green Bush

Beans
Windsor Longpod
Brown Beauty
Butter 
Cannelini
Red Kidney
Borlotti

Leafy Greens
Cos lettuce
Green Mignonette
Salad mix which includes
Lolla Rossa
Bionda
Red and green salad bowl and
Great Lakes
Endive
Kale
Medania spinach
Celery

Eggplant
Snowy
Rosa Bianca

Capsicum
Hungarian Yellow Wax Sweet

Basil
Sweet Genovese
Thai

Radicchio
Palla Rossa

And a new one to try this year, chickpeas.

Flowers
Borage
Alyssum Rosie O'Day
Poached Egg Plant
Nasturtium
Zinnia
Candy Tuft
Calendula

So, hopefully not only will my vegetable garden be productive it will look beautiful as well.


This is my contribution to this months Garden Share Collective 
hosted by Lizzie from Strayed from the Table, Krystie from a A Fresh Legacy and Kate from Rhubarbs and Rosehips. To see what they and others have to say click on any of the links above.





8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shot of that pea! Another icy pole stick fan I see :)

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    1. I would be lost without my icy pole sticks.

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  2. That is a HUGE list of seeds - love it!

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    1. It is a big list and hopefully I can find room for them all.

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  3. That is a nice collection of seeds you have and wow your garden is going to be full by the end of October. Growing from seeds is great, I love it too, last year I did our whole market garden from seed for summer it was an epic task but I loved it and the food produced was great. I often just buy seedlings of herbs if I need as I can never get them to germinate.

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    1. I can't even imagine the work involved in seeding a market garden. My little patch is enough work for me.

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  4. Love that shot of the pea! We are both on the same wave length this season, wanting to grow all our veg and flowers from seeds, my flowers are all ready to plant out just the veg are going slow, I am sowing seed every week now which should increase my yield, have a great month :)

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    1. I haven't planted anything yet, we are still getting frost warnings, plus I am still waiting for the winter veg to finish. You have a good month too.

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