continues with my, all too occasional, Plot A to Z series of posts.
I don’t grow leeks as I’m not that fussed about them, and I do usually get given some. However I like leek and potato soup so I suppose that I should really, and if I do they’d probably be the popular variety Musselburgh.
Then there’s the ubiquitous lettuce, of which there are four main types and lots of varieties. If, like me, you don’t have a favourite then buy a packet of lettuce Mixed Leaves, and sow small quantities every few weeks.
The one flower that I do cut for home is lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea), which many people grow on the allotment or in the garden. Next year I’ll be growing the fragrant varieties Hunter’s Moon which is deep cream, and the dark blue Old Spice Lord Nelson.
Insects that are always good to see on the plot are ladybirds, although there weren’t many about this year.
Have a good week!
Thanks to Glo (Porcelain Rose) for this award for this post