Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Drowning in a Sea of Seeds

The nursery at Foxglove Spires sold Eden Seeds so I bought the rest of my seeds for autumn and winter.

Yes, I know there is a lot. Here is the list:

Veggies

Beetroot - Chioggia, Melbourne Early Slowbolt
Broad Bean Coles Dwarf
Broccoli - Chinese, Di Cicco early, Romanesco
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage - Michihli, Red Dutch, Cauliflower Phenomenal Early
Carrot - Royal Chantenay, Heirloom Mix from Diggers
Corn Salad
Kale Nero Di Toscana
Leek - American Flag, Musselberg
Lettuce Italian Lollo Mix from Diggers
Mesclun
Onions - Creamgold, Red Brunswick, White Lisbon
Parsnip Hollow Crown
Peas - Green Feast (Bush), Sugar Snap
Radicchio
Radish French Breakfast
Silverbeet Rainbow Chard
Snow Peas
Zucchini

Herbs

Basil - Dark Opal, Thai Siam Queen
Borage
Chervil
Chives - Onion
Coriander
Feverfew
Hyssop
Lemon Balm
Parsley
Pennyroyal
Tansy
Valerian

Flowers
(just cause they’re pretty)

Brachycome
Calendula
Echinacea Purpurea
Gerbera
Good Bug Mix from Green Harvest
Lavender
Nasturtium
Sunflower (may have to wait until spring though)
Sweetpea - Bijou Mixed, Painted Lady, Spencer Choice Mix

Obviously I am going to stagger the seed sowing so I don’t get a huge crop at once.
I am also going to try and save as many seeds as I can this year so that the majority of the following years seeds will come from my seed saving.

And here is today’s harvest

Pumpkin, Capsicum, Zuchini, Beans, Tomato, Chamomile and Borage

3 comments:

Donna said...

Hey there,
Let me know how you go with your seeds. I'm having a lot of trouble with my seeds. I don't know what im doing but they are just not working.
Donna.

Taryn said...

Wow- you are going to plant them soon? Can you grow year-round where you are?

emma - theberrypatch said...

Taryn,

We don't get frost here in winter so yes, I can grow all year round. Winter veggies here include broccoli, cauliflowers and such as well as some of the onion family. A lot of these are planted in autumn and are ready to harvest towards the end of winter and early spring.

It is actually the height of summer when I stop planting things as the sun burns any seedlings.

Emma

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...