I’m not very seedy…

compared to many gardeners as I’ve now got nearly all the seeds I want for this year, which amounts to only twenty packets split fairly evenly between flowers and vegetables.

I’m not trying anything new or unusual and will concentrate on growing less better as I mentioned recently.  The seeds are a mix of saved and bought, the latter from Chiltern Seeds and More Veg.


The annual flowers are calendula/pot marigolds Flighty’s favourites, centaurea/cornflowers Polka Dotcosmos Sonata White and Xanthos,  eschscholzia/California Poppies mixed, helianthus/ sunflowers Musicbox and Ring of Fire, nigella/Love-in-a-Mist Persian Jewels, tropaeolum/nasturtiums Whirlybird.



The vegetables are broad beans The Sutton Dwarf, climbing French beans Sultana, runner beans Red Rum, beetroot Baby Beat, carrots Royal Chantenay, cucumber Marketmore, sweetcorn Lark, and tomatoes Gardener’s Delight  and Golden Sunrise.

Some things will be started off at home on the windowsill, but most will be planted direct between March and June.  Like most gardeners I want to get plotting again as it’s now starting to get lighter and hopefully warmer, but it’ll be at least another month before I do.

Have a good week!


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34 Responses to I’m not very seedy…

  1. Mark Willis says:

    You’re not entering the “Who Can Buy The Most Seeds?” competition then, Mike? 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    There seems to be far more birdsong than usual for this time of year, which is a welcome sign that Spring is on the way. This month seems to have been about 90 days long!

  3. CJ says:

    Love those summer photos, reminders of what it will all look like. I was up on top of the wold yesterday in deep cloud trying to imagine a summer day there. I have been buying less and less seeds over the past couple of years, trying to be far more selective and also using what I already have. Lots of things still seem to have good germination. Have a lovely Sunday Flighty. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ they’re both from last last summer. It sounds like you needed a vivid imagination. Good for you, that’s what I’ve been doing as well. They do indeed. Thanks, and you too. xx

  4. Liz says:

    The picture of the summer flowers and flourishing beans makes me hopeful that spring will be here soon!

  5. Belinda Robinson says:

    Ah, it would be so nice to be sowing lots and planting, but it only leads do disappointment!

  6. Glo says:

    I remember you used to grow sweet peas. I hope to plant them in time this year! Sounds like you are ready and willing to get cracking when it’s time to plant.

  7. Some good suggestions there! I have never been lucky with Sweetpeas, but have grown some fantastic everlasting peas. There is nothing to see the first year, but the plant is comes back each year bigger and better. I think my first seeds were from Sutton’s, but I have never needed any more as the original comes back and the seeds germinate each year!

  8. menhir1 says:

    I like the tongue-in-cheek header of your post. Good luck with the planting and the production process, which, I am sure we will follow with your written words.xxx

  9. Good luck with the seeding and growing.
    It was very nice seeing some summer flowers …

    All the best Jan

  10. Jade C says:

    Hi Flighty, Really love those flowering annuals that you would be planting.. Seeing the picture of the beautiful flowers reminds me of my childhood garden where me and my siblings used to plant a lot of similar flowers. If only I can sacrifice some of my limited veg. space to plant some…
    By the way, hope you enjoy your seeding and growing process….All the best!

  11. Jo says:

    I think all gardeners are eager to get going at this time of year, it’s all a matter of when the weather warms up now. Thank you for the mention in your last post. I hope you had lots of visitors for the birdwatch, I’ve been away for the weekend so I missed it this year, though I saw lots of birds of prey where I was, details in next post!

    • Flighty says:

      Jo I’m sure you’re right. You’re most welcome. Sadly not, I saw my usual small number of birds and nothing of real interest. It sounds like you had a good weekend, and I look forward to reading your post all about it. xx

  12. Chloris says:

    The birds are enjoying a bit of sun the last few days. Interesting to see your seed list, I love seeing what other people are growing.

  13. snowbird says:

    It was lovely seeing your summer flowers, it’s all seems so long ago…..sighs….bring on spring! I do like your choices, I’m cutting down on seeds this year, I’m hoping to use the seeds I already have, I was surprised how many I actually had! xxx

  14. nikkipolani says:

    Being too busy to be browsing has its benefits — no stack of seeds to weigh me down with guilt later. Love seeing your motivating images from the growing season; may you have another good one.

  15. Ali says:

    That seems like quite a lot of seeds to me! I love the sound of the ‘Whirlybird’ nasturtiums!

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