The Seed Edit
There’s been lots of talk across various blogs and forums about the coming growing season and the seed ordering that inevitably goes along with it. If I asked you how many packets of seeds you have kicking around, could you tell me without counting? I’ll give you to the nearest ten. I ask because whilst tidying up I found sixty packets in various cupboards and containers, that I had completely forgotten about.
This is them, along with all the packets that have been hanging around at the plot. How’s this happened? Well, The Garden Centre Group reduce all their seed to fifty pence every year on the first of September so of course that’s an opportunity not to be missed especially for more expensive things like peas and beans, then there’s another burst of excitement around now when all the new seasons varieties arrive and it seems like an inexpensive treat to buy one or two packets and also because it’s always frustrating if you want to do a bit of sequential sowing and you don’t have the seeds you need to hand.
So before I buy anymore I’ll be sorting through all of these, keeping the ones that are on the planting plan that are still in date and things like salad where seed that’s out of date is likely to be fine. Parsnips, we know the seed has to be fresh, so those along with the packets that have been nibbled by mice will be in the bin and the rest I’ll give to fellow plot holders or grow for the plant swap.
I’ll look forward to reading your confessions or otherwise in the comments.