One of my goals with the vegetable patch is it be able to cut back on the yearly purchase of numerous packets of seeds by saving, wherever possible, seed from my own produce from which I can grow the following seasons crops. The fact that the type of seed I was buying might be the cause of some of the failures in my garden, was something that only dawned on me, slowly, over several seasons. In fact it wasn’t until I stumbled upon a reference to a seed bank and the importance and benefits of seed saving, that I began to consider the inherent difficulties of using the ‘one size fits all’ seed, that is available in garden centres and seed catalogues.
It is always with a sense of pride and achievement that I watch Mud and the Mudlets sit down to a meal which includes some home grown produce. From something as simple as lettuce leaves in a sandwich, to a more involved recipe such as deep fried, spicy battered courgettes (zucchini), the feeling is the same.
Variety: Wautoma (Real Seed Catalogue)
Sown indoors: 2nd April 2013
First Seedling: 7th April 2013
Germination: 5 days