Friday, July 13, 2012

Which brand is best for seed?

Do any of you out there have a preferred brand of seeds? I have been looking at Eden , The Little Veggie Patch, and Diggers seeds, however I am yet to decide on a brand to buy Spring seeds from. I am having so much success raising seeds in my greenhouse over winter that I have decided that I will plant my summer crop  from seed. By doing so I will save a considerable amount of money and have healthier plants. Exceptions to this will be plants like herbs, where I only need one or two plants (I'll buy these from the local Farmers Market).

Two weeks ago I planted some radish seeds straight into an outdoor pot, and they are finally beginning to sprout.

Radish seeds are best sown into the place they will grow, as they do not like being replanted. This is similar to other taproot vegetables (carrots, beetroot, parsnips).

The seedlings in the greenhouse are ready to be thinned out. As you can see in the photo below, my basil is doing brilliantly! The garlic chives (in the foreground) are looking pretty lame. The parsley (back row) has been a complete disaster, with only two seedlings making an appearance.

A copious amount of broccoli and cauliflower. I read that you should sow more seeds than you need as some are likely not to germinate. Turns out this is not always true! I think some of these will need to be gifted as I simply do not have the room to plant all these into my veggie garden.

Broccoli and cauliflowers further along...

My plans for the next three days are:
- Clean out chicken/duck coop.
- Clean out duck pond and put in fresh water.
- Weed veggie patch.
- Spin two bobbins of wool.
- Sew at least 3 garments.

Ambitious? Possibly.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. 

Sam xox


  1. Diggers takes too long if you're buying through the post. (Fun to go shopping in person there, though!)

    Green Harvest in Queensland are quick and efficient.

    1. Thanks for the tip! I have just checked out there website and some of the seed varieties are spectacular!!! Sam xox

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