• wpid-IMAG0916.jpgChitting Lady Christl and King Edward potatoes
  • wpid-IMAG0917.jpgSeed packets

Seed and potato selection

In case the weather changes, and we’re able to use the garden to grow things, we have bought a few seeds and some seed potatoes for this growing season.  We’ve selected Lady Christl as our early potatoes, and King Edward as our maincrops.  We’re going to try peas this year, so have bought Little Marvel seeds; we have some Best of All runner beans and Blue Lake French bean seeds left from last year.  We have some Golden Gourmet shallot sets, as these are good for pickling, it is claimed.  We have Boltardy and Chioggia beetroot seeds left from last year, but have added Yellow Cylindrical to these.  We’ve picked up some Chantenay carrot seeds, so we’ll see how that goes – they might be able to cope with our impenetrable clay soil as they’re not very long carrots.  We’re also going to try to grow sweetcorn (Swift variety) and celeriac (Monarch) and trusty kale (Nero Di Toscana Precoce).

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