Wednesday, February 4, 2009
My latest order from www.seedaholic.com arrived today. With the latest dire employment figures out today, 9% of our population is now signing on the dole queue, more and more of us will be growing our own not just throwing things in to the supermarket trolley if we can grow,bake or make it ourselves.On the subject of supermarket trolleys, they are made big for the purpose of making your shopping look small and increase the temptation to make you buy more! Nasty consumerism psychology,which has been working up to now anyway.
Back to my seeds, we have now all of the veg we are going to try growing this year, K. has more out in her house started as seedlings.The seed potatoes are from Wexford ,they are the organic variety Coleen. I mentioned on my blog that I was having a problem sourcing these here and a very kind reader who is also on Irish gardeners forum contacted me and posted me these .I will put these and more to chit in the shed again at the weekend.The bait was taken completely on 4 mornings but thankfully this is the 4th morning it has not been touched so I am hoping it is safe to have another go.
Seeds that arrived this morning are;
Lettuce: Little gem
Brussel Sprouts: Bedford Darkmar 21
Swiss Chard: Rhubarb red
Borage: Alba (white, rare)
Seedlings growing at the moment are: Peas and 7 Tomato varieties which are all doing OK so far. K. has more which I am not sure of,as you can see from the list we are getting a bit more adventurous and we also have all of the plot cleared at long last and so have more room to experiment.