Seeds, seeds, glorious seeds...

06 September, 2011

I FINALLY got my order of seeds today, and so to celebrate I have started laying out my seed collection to date and organizing things ready for the first main sowing of the season.

As you can't see from my gardening book (you will just have to take my word for it) I have a 8 bed/4 year rotating system for the main veg garden. The rest will be incorporated into the ornamental garden both front and backyard. But the main bed system is;
    - Alliums and Root veg: Onions, leeks, garlic, beetroot, carrot, parsnip
    - Corn, then Brassicas: Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale
    - Solanums and Curcubits: Tomato, eggplant, zucchini, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash
    - Beans and legumes: Climbing beans, french beans, broadbeans, peas

Then other miscelaneous annual veg/fruit go around the ornamental garden including melons (watermelons and rockmelons/cantaulopes), herbs, lettuces and whatever doesn't fit into the main veg patch and I can't bear to waste the seedlings/not grow it. So now I just have to make a mountain of newspaper pots ready for sowing seed this weekend.

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