Vegetables, herbs and flowers
March 1 is officially the first meteorological day of spring, although after the June-like February we’ve had, I suspect we’ll go back to January!
I’m ignoring that for the minute and trying to focus on average temperatures and these are the seeds I’ll be sowing indoors with gentle heat (weather permitting for the two outdoor ones).
It’s worth noting that at the Garden Press Event (much more about that in later posts), I was given lots more seeds to trial, so I’ve added some of them here.
Flowers from seed
Anthriscus sylvestris Ravenswing (purple cow parsley, 60-90cm), sow outdoors, Plant World Seeds
Anthriscus sylvestris Golden Fleece (golden cow parsley, 70-90cm), sow outdoors, Plant World Seeds
Gomphrena Rose (globe amaranth, 60cm), Chiltern Seeds TRIAL
Helichrysum bracteatum Silvery Rose (paper daisy, 90cm), Chiltern Seeds TRIAL
Nemesia Masquerade (coconut scented, 40cm), Suttons TRIAL
Pansy Swiss Giant Flame, (dark face on burnt orange, 20cm), Semillas Fito
Vegetables and herbs from seed
Cauliflower Speed Star F1, Dobies TRIAL
Garlic Chives, Jekka’s Herbs, Johnsons TRIAL
Sorrel Broad Leaved, Jekka’s Herbs, Johnsons TRIAL
Sweet pepper Lemon Dream, Marshalls TRIAL
Tomato Ruby Falls, Rob Smith Range, Dobies TRIAL