2009 was certainly a good year for veg. We had fabulous crops of everything, even the sweetcorn provided us with a couple of tiny cobs! Best of all were the tomatoes and chilli peppers. I grew both indoors with a few extra tomato plants outside which continued to produce until late Autumn. First timers for 2009 were peas - absolutely gorgeous, certainly going to do them again. I did miss my leeks, but used the space for the peas and beans. Will have to squeeze them in somehow this year. Happy viewing and happy growing!
What's in the seed box?
T&M Spring Onion(Winter White Bunching)
T&M Carrot (Early Nantes 2)
Red Pepper seeds harvested from a pepper Spring 2008 Johnsons Dwarf Beans(Tendergreen) - produced lovely crops 2008B&Q Leeks (Musselburgh) - left over from 2008, produced lovely, large vegUnwins Cherry Tomato(Gardener's Delight)
B&Q Kids range - Sweet Corn - didn't mature in 2008, but may be they were planted in a too shady areaT&MNasturtiumChivesTaylors MarcoGarlicTaylors RadarOnionPeas(Kelvedon Wonder)
Morrisons broccoli (early purple sprouting)
T&Mmixed salad leavesx 2
uniformly sized canes, thicker than a pencil. Avoid branched, split, discoloured or damaged canes. Buy bore-root, not in pots. Buds tight, not breaking into leaf. Plant autumn/early winter.
"Heatwave" chilli, Marshalls Earlysweet sweetcorn or Xtra Sweet Improved sweetcorn.
Flowers I'd like to grow:
Snake's-head Fritillary Ox-eye Daisy Dahlias Solar Eclipse and Vanilla-Ice Sunflowers Aster x frikarti "Monch" physalis alkekengi - Chinese Lantern Sedum Japanese Anemones Hebe "Great Orme" Aquilegia Stocks Sweet Pea Sweet William