Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Update 8th June 2011 - Seed Saving 2011

Ok, I've not updated for a while. Far too busy sowing, growing, driving etc.

So I just wanted to type out a list of seeds that I am expecting to save this year.

Blue de Solaise Leeks
Tender and True Parsnips
Red Swiss Chard
Sheepnose Pepper
Lau Pointed Leaf Lettuce

For HSL as a Seed Guardian
Chinese Radish
Giant Crimson Radish
Buffalo Horn Tomato [Buffalo Tom - yay]

And loads of beans and Peas including
Parsley Pea
Victorian Purple Podded Pea
Goldensweet Mangetout
Crimson Flowered Broad Bean [thanks Janet for the seeds]
All the old faves such as Madeira Maroon, Dapple Grey, Canadian Wonder and many others

Most tomatoes will be saved from, and peppers will be glued to preserve purity and saved from, once I find the PVA glue.

I'll choose some of the cukes to save from - I have one called Luke which is apparently prolific and was called Dave and was a seed that was stopped by the 'MAN' from being distributed and so I'll see how that pans out.

I'll try to hand pollinate all the squashes so as at least one of each can be saved from.

I need to sow for saving:
Mountaineer's White Half Runner bean

And I need to put aside some Blue Azur Kohl Rabi for saving, if Mark doesn't pull them all up for eating! I can do this now that the Radishes are nearly done flowering.

Gonna be a busy summer by the looks of it!


Vegetable Heaven said...

It never stops does it? I always think April and May will be the busiest but it goes on and on. Still, it's better to wear out than rust out.

Zazen999 said...

Absolutely! It all starts in June....