My mighty seed order arrived on Saturday within just a few days of my ordering on-line. Quite possibly the best money I spend in a year. All those packets of potential. I get quite excited just opening up the jiffy bag – even though I already know what’s inside. The seeds will keep for a few years if stored well. I used the wedding formula for ordering seeds:
something old – rocket, perpetual spinach, coriander slowbolt komatsuna mustard spinach, carrot kuroda improved, pumpkin wee be little, zucchini gold rush. All repeat orders from previous years.
something new – zucchini rampicante, squash sweet dumpling, spinach red stem, tomato green zebra, turnip red round, tomato early doll, radish minowase. Lots more still to try. New to me at least.
something borrowed – Lebanese cucumber, Egyptian beetroot, Japanese green shiso and Nigerian okra. Seeds borrowed from around the world. I’m not even sure okra will survive in the tunnel house, but that hasn’t stopped me trying other things before. Come to think of it, I don’t even know if I like to eat it.
something blue – cornflower dwarf blue (plus yellow sunflower sonja and marigold citrus bedding mix). The first flower I ever grew.
I made mayonnaise last night to make my own coleslaw. Carrots and cabbages are the best of the winter crops in the garden at the moment. It split twice due to my haste in adding the oil, but eventually turned thick and extraordinarily yellow. The good thing is there’s more mayonnaise and enough egg whites for a small batch of friands.
The next fresh food garden courses will be on Saturday 2 and 16 October 2010. If you are interested in a doing a course but would prefer a Friday afternoon or two-evening format, please please email me. I’m happy to provide a gift voucher if you want to buy a course for someone else.
I can’t remember whom I should thank for recommending I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett but I loved it. I’ve devoured The Shadow of the Wind by Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon too. I’ve had the luxury of travelling to Mississipi and Barcelona within a week without having to get on a plane.