Monday, 21 March 2011
Veggie Seeds in the Post
I got a package of seeds in the post today from Diggers - exciting stuff!
It'll be my first big foray into heirloom seeds - I'm especially excited about the soy beans - edamame here we come!
I'm also trying out lucerne as a green manure - you're supposed to grow it where the soil needs improving, then just as its about to flower you chop it down and mulch it back into the soil so it enriches it with nitrogen. We'll see how it goes - I want to plant it up the back of the veggie garden where the soil isn't great - but I'm afraid it won't get enough sun to really thrive there either..
And of course the Italian in me had to order three types of tomatoes as well - even though we're coming into winter..