Over the years of experimenting with perennial vegetables I have been buying and also saving a lot of seeds. Of course I have planted a lot too, but I seem to have ended up with an amazing quantity. As we moved house I was finding them in all sorts of drawers, cupboards and corners that I had forgotten about. Yesterday I finally had time to sort through them and laid them out on the floor, still in their boxes. What a lot!
I sorted and listed them and have 167 different things which is far more than I thought. I have had some of them for a number of years and they will be less likely to germinate, but many of them will still be fine.
In view of this massive stash it is just as well that as we were going through the process of selling our home the offer of a new place to grow veggies arose. Graham, who I met at Shrewsbury Flower Show in the summer, has offered me the chance to grow on a patch of land where he lives.
The polyculture patches I have grown in to date have been small, in contrast the potential growing area in the new location is, at a guess ten times the area, or possibly more. So, it’s just as well I have a lot of seeds to start things off. I also have some ideas I want to try out so watch this space to see how things evolve!
PS I do still have the Borderland Garden which I will be developing at the same time as taking on the new challenge.
Happy Christmas to everyone!