Having enjoyed growing some vegetables this year and got a lot of satisfaction eating them I’ve been thinking about what to grow next year.
Seed Potatoes and onion sets I shall buy from the Horticultural Society in the new year, and I’ve got a couple of packets of tomato seeds – all of which I’ll write about another time.
I made a list of what I’d like to grow, and following a couple of recommendations I decided to order eight packets of vegetable seeds for just over £5 inc. p&p from More Veg. As the excellent website says they supply vegetable, and herb, seeds in realistic quantities at affordable prices.
I ordered online on a Thursday evening, got a confirmation email the following afternoon that they’d been posted and received them the following Monday. Not only was the service prompt but the packing and contents were first class.
This is what I got, and note that the figure in brackets is the number of seeds.
Beans, Runner White emergo (24)…has white flowers, a vigourous nature, withstands adverse weather and has a delicious flavour.
Beetroot Burpees Golden (50)…a sweet tasting orange-yellow root that does not bleed.
Carrot Little Fingers (150)…just 10 cm long, sweet and tender which can be harvested in 8/9 weeks.
Courgette All Green Bush (6)…a popular and reliable variety with dark green fruits best cut when about 10 cm long.
Cucumber Bush Crop (4)…a compact bushy plant with 15 cm fruits.
Lettuce Buttercrunch (50)…has small dense upright heads with a crisp and crunchy texture.
Spring Onion Summer Isle (100)…has a sweet mild flavour and is early maturing.
Sweet Corn Golden Bantam (20)…is a classic old variety with slender 18 cm cobs which is wind resistant.
I reckon that for anyone who cannot afford to spend much on seeds or just has a small area, perhaps even a few containers, to grow vegetables in then buying them like this really does seem a sensible option.
I thought that I did quite well this year despite doing little more than just planting the seeds. Next year I shall be devoting more time and attention to them. With that, and hopefully some better weather, I should be eating more veg thanks to