With less to do on the plot this Autumn, and a small hiatus in between harvesting the summer and winter crops, Mr O and I have been salivating over a different kind of comforting annual feast – the seed catalogue ! In these suddenly shorter, darker, wetter days it’s hard not to think of think of brighter days to come, and (though not wanting to wish time away) we have made some tentative plans for how the plot may look next year.
A multitude of tempting seed catalogues have landed on our doormat (some even with free seeds) and we really need to sensibly take stock of what we actually need and what we’ve already got. With a flurry of buying and seed saving last year, we won’t need to buy too much, but will certainly be trying out some new varieties and unusual plants to keep up our interest amongst the old favourites.
So far on our shopping list for next year we’re going to try Peppers, Tweed, Cucamelon, Pompon Dahlia, Zinnia and Forget Me Nots for the first time. Which veggies or flowers will you try and grow for the first time next spring ?