Just what I need to brighten myself up.
A shopping list of seeds and plants. Deep breath, here goes:
- Boltardy – grew this last year and was pleased with the results, the beets weren’t too large and tasted great.
- Burpee’s Golden – not sure about the name but it looks good. Also am keen to try a yellow beetroot. Does it taste the same as the red I wonder?
- Salad bowl – green mixed leaves
- Delicato – red salad bowl
- Maskotka – grew this outside in large pots last year. It was an easy plant to grow and produced lots and lots of fruit.
- Lizzano F1 – apparently blight resistant and suitable for growing in containers outside
- Basil – keeps very well on the kitchen windowsill too
- Leaf Coriander – love the flavour, must grow again
- Gooseberries – seldom see these in the shops so am really, really tempted to try growing a gooseberry bush. There are so many varieties to choose from too! Haven’t made my mind up just yet…
- Rhubarb – must try and grow this. I wonder if it will grow in a deep tub or bin?
- Poached egg plant – love these flowers – they look so ‘sunny’!
- Lobelia – love these tiny flowers that grow in clusters. Very keen on the dark blue/purples
- Nigella – love these! Flowers in so many colours and the seed heads are beautiful too. Choc Ice looks very stylish but I also love the mixed colours too.
- Night Phlox – I thought I had bought this last year but I soon realised that I had mis-heard what my Dad said his plants were. I went out and bought night-scented stock. – What a mistake!
- Nicotiana – grew the lime green last year and it was so dramatic (and large). Need to decide which variety to choose this year. Perhaps I could find space for two…
- Erigeron – this looks lovely spilling out of paths, steps and edges. I hope I can introduce it around the place to soften the edges.
- Cosmos – never grown this but spotted it in a front garden in a village near by. Thought it was stunning and so lovely to see clouds of flowers and leaves in August / September. Not sure about the variety as I’m not keen on the ‘bubble gum pink’. I would prefer either white or the dark pink… hmm
Now where am I going to sow/grow all of these? I haven’t got a greenhouse, I use a small garage with a clear carport type roof then grow the veg in pots on the sunny patio.
I’m sure I will find the space!
Enjoy your seed shopping, let’s look ahead to Spring!
For inspiration (sigh!) have a look at: