What new seeds will you be trying this year?

punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,493

Like many of you I expect, I am frantically studying the seed catalogues, wondering which new plants I might grow this year.

What new plants are you considering?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,523

    I've got some on order from the HPS, I've forgotten what they areimage

    I've resisted looking at too many catalogues, I know what happens later on. I have a good collection of germinated and waiting to germinate seeds out there already and more to sow around March. Come April a 20' x 8' GH and the area surrounding it starts to shrink and the babies are homeless

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,335

    My list changes every day, but the ones that stay on there seem to be scabious (pink ones will be new to me) snapdragons (i grew them for the first time last year and will do so again - looking for a white/pink apple blossom type, and will repeat night and day again), amaranthus and verbascum Chicksii (wrong spelling, but its the one I remember, for obvious reasonsimage)

    what's tempting you pdoc??

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,385

    Flower sprouts.   Saw them on Countryfile a couple of weeks ago, found them in teh supermarket the next day and liked them.  Tasty, quick to prepare and cook and full of vitamins.

    Can't stand sprouts and our kale is a bit tough by this time of the year so I'm hoping these will bridge the gap.

    While I was on I ordered other stuff to spread the P&P so I'll be trying new chillies and toms and squashes and Chinese greens and some flowers too but can't remember what I ordered now.

    The Vendée, France
  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,499

    hi chicky, when you say white/pink apple blossom type, do you mean in general or just snap dragons?

    i have had delivery of my first packet of seeds which are aquilegia double pleat blackberry image

     

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,535
    I've got a runner bean Firelight all the rest is the same only a different colour wallflower, a yellow witch I had to get from Amazon the catalogues didn't have that colourimage
  • I grew Chard for the first time last year but didn't like the taste of it,I will still grow it this year but I will plant in amongst my flower borders. Chard bight lights make a stunning display of colour mine are still growing in my veg bed from last year.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 5,493

    I like Chard as an ornamental too, the dark form of Cavolo Nero also looks lovely in the flower borders.

    Don't step on snails, don't climb in trees
    Love cliff richard but please don't tease
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,385

    I once saw ruby chard and cavolo nero grown with dahlia Bishop of Landaff in an ornamental border at Kalmthout arboretum.   Looked stunning.

    The Vendée, France
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,626

    Ive sown seed of Eucomis Octopus. Last year I tried three packets of banana seed, not one grew. a friend of a friend is panicking over her daughters desire to have all home grown flowers for her wedding in July. It will have a blue theme. I will be growing a lot of blue sweet peas for her, also hope Ammi will be in flower by then.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,626

    I like the brukale or flower sprouts. Home grown are more tender than the bought ones, I find. They do better for me than brussel sprouts, I think my garden gets too much shade from October to March.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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