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too, like 'Golden Streaked' or 'Red Lion'. It's a misconception that watercress only grows in running water as it grows well in large pots where their compost can be kept permanently moist. It's easy to grow just by sprinkling its fine seeds over
. Descriptions in seed catalogues often promise two or three cobs per plant, but I rarely get more than one. I wonder whether gardeners in other parts of the country do better?
to keep up with my seed sowing, so a few seeds of different salads are sown in modular trays every couple of weeks. This raises nice young plants to use to fill gaps or replace older salads now past their best.And by salad leaves I don't just mean lettuce
in the kettle after making my first brew of the day to melt them. The bracing cold also helps to wake me up! (Note to self: add thermal pyjamas to my Christmas list).6. Complete seed order before ChristmasMy neat pile of 2013 seed catalogues is sitting next
Ask me to recommend just one vegetable crop to grow for great returns and it would have to be tomatoes. Which other crop can match it for variety? Whole catalogues are available, listing literally hundreds of different varieties of tomato seed
, but don't expect to like them all. Everyone’s taste is different.Seed companies are always introducing new varieties, and trying to tempt us to grow something different. Tomato 'Sweet Aperitif' is one such introduction this spring. The company are so keen