Saturday, 1 September 2018

Because You Can Never Have Too Many Seeds

My seed order from Diggers arrived a couple of days ago, I wasn't going to buy any seeds this year as I have more than enough, but then I decided that I really wanted to grow some Lemon Drop tomatoes again this year and because paying $6.95 postage for one packet of seeds made for some expensive tomato seeds buying more seemed like the sensible thing to do.



Along with the Lemon Drop tomato seeds I also bought:

Crimson Flowered Broad Beans - As the name suggests these beans have a beautiful crimson flower and I've wanted these for the longest time, so I decided to just go ahead and buy them, they will make a lovely addition to next year's garden, there's no room for them in the garden now.

Painted Lady beans - Also known as seven year bean these beans have a white and salmon flower and will be given there own bed where they won't be disturbed.

Sunset Runner beans - Another bean I chose because of the flower which is a lovely salmon-pink.

Golden Podded Peas - Discovered at a market in India, I chose these because of the pod colour, but they also have a very pretty two toned flower of purple and pink so they will definitely add some colour to the winter garden next year.

Juane et Verte Squash - I'm trying to broaden the variety of vegetables I grow and after seeing some Yellow Button Squash in the local fruit and vegetable market I thought I would try growing them myself, but couldn't find them anywhere, so I bought this variety instead, I found seed for the yellow squash in the Reject Shop two days after I made my order. Oh, well.

Golden Zucchini - I grow green zucchini in my summer garden most years, but this year I want  to add some more colour to the veggie beds and I think these will do the trick.

As for those Lemon Drop tomatoes, if you haven't tried them I suggest you give them a go as they add a lovely lemony tartness to salads. I think they just might be my favourite tomato.

Until next time, Jan.



5 comments:

  1. Those seeds will grow into some delicious produce, Jan. I had kind of lost my gardening "mojo" ever since July was too warm and dried everything out. Just today though, I potted up some petunias because I really want to see some Spring colour soon. Meg:)

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    1. I think all gardeners lose their mojo at one time or another, I know I have. The past 12 months have been really difficult for growing and last summer I didn't plant a thing, this year I am feeling more hopeful about it.

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  2. Oh I'm going to have to live my gardening life through you.....all I did was weed the veggie box 2 months ago and have planted nothing...just can't seem to get into it at the moment. Now it's spring I think summer veggies are easier to grow so will have to carve out some time to do something.

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    1. It's hard sometimes to find the motivation to get back into it and time is also a big factor, maybe try growing herbs or vegetables that don't require a lot of attention you might find your enthusiasm comes back.

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