Mr. Middleton's seed catalogue
05 December 2009 02:38:02
I got Mr. Middleton's seed catalogue the other day. Over a cup of tea, I had a good look. Some very interesting looking plants in there and a few oddities. Did ye see the seaweed fertiliser (not in liquid form) which is now available? It comes in different size bags too so you could do a trial for plants grown in an area fertilised with it and and area without it.
My eyes also spotted some lovely looking salad leaves and some odd looking gourds. I have arranged with the in-laws that next year I am getting a drill in their vegetable patch and if I want more, I can have it. I am half scared at the idea but would love to grow carrots, onions, only a few pumpkins for Halloween next year, these odd looking gourds and sunflowers for the pair. In my own garden, I plan to grow peas, those salad leaves, strawberries, the garlic and onions already planted, the blueberries and rhubarb. I think if I got all those doing well, I would be delighted.
It will also be a great place to pop a flower that isn't doing too well for a while until it either dies or pick up. Or give the children marigold seeds or something similar which would grow quickly and be benefical against carrot fly or onion fly........just as well it is winter and the weather is awful so I can sit down and plan.
Mind you, that seed catalogue is very tempting. Who knows what I could end up buying? Oh flexible friend - don't break yet!!