If you are still reading our seed choices posts - well done - by now you must be itching for me to finish. Well I promise this is my last list - honestly it really is!
Here I'm going to cover the seeds that I haven't already mentioned starting with the salad crops. Firstly lettuce and salad leaves. We still have an unopened packet of Winter Gem seeds so although we aren't adding these to our seed list we will be growing them. No doubt we will also be using up some other left over seeds from last year - we seem to have lots of part used packets. Then the tried and tested varieties on our list are Little Gem, Webbs Wonderful and a freebies packet of Mixed Salad Leaves. New for this year is Mazurosso a red variety described as having some tolerance to bolting.
The most difficult thing about growing radish last year was remembering to pull them before they grew too big. This year we will be just ordering a packet of mixed seeds. This mixture should include French Breakfast, Scarlet Globe and Sparkler. No doubt will find some left over seed too.
Spring onions are suddenly proving challenging - I say suddenly but the suddenly really refers to a few years ago now. The seeds germinate but then the seedling grow so slowly whether the seeds have been sown directly in the ground or in a pot filled with general purpose compost. We will not give up though and this year we have ordered a bunching onion called Lillia.We had failure in our attempt to grow celery and celeriac last year even after doing everything correct - according to what we have read anyway. Not to be deterred we will try again just in case the appalling weather had a hand in our failures and just in case there is an improvement in conditions this year. The plants started off full of promise but in the end they didn't fulfil early expectations.
We will be growing one variety of sweetcorn - Sweet Nugget. We've grown this for a few years now.
Finally a choice made for us - we have a packet of Ruby Chard (Vulcan) one of the many packers of seed already acquired via one of the magazines we subscribe to. Now neither of us really like chard except maybe when picked as very small leaves to add to salad, but of course we will sow the seeds and enjoy looking at the decorative plants.