Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Free Seeds

One thing I hadn't anticipated when I took out a subscription to 'Grow Your Own' magazine was the amount of free seeds that come with the magazine. It seems that a packet comes with pretty much each issue as far as I can see.

It's a bit of a bonus really as it means that you end up with seeds for something you might not have thought to grow. One packet that came was for Tomato 'Gardener's Delight' which I was particularly pleased with as I have heard good reports that they are a good variety to grow. I'm saving this packet for next year though as I am already up to my eyes in tomato plants!

With the packet of Carrot 'Autumn King' I'm thinking of having a go at overwintering a crop of carrots as the packet says that this variety can be left in ground in winter without splitting.

The packet with the latest issue which arrived today is Basil 'Dark Opal' - a purple leaved variety. I'm planning to try and grow various herbs in pots so I'll definitely be giving this one a go.


Ashleigh said...

Is the magazine really good? I was thinking of subscribing, but not sure if I shouldn't just get some extra books instead. I have the Joy Larkom book which is great, but there's something about a magazine ...

Free seeds are always good too!

TheBuddingVeggieGrower said...

I really enjoy the magazine and find it actually quite useful. It is full of tips on what to be doing in the garden each month and it gives easy to understand guidelines for all sorts of things from how to raise certain seedlings, to the best way of watering/feeding etc.

The great thing I find about the magazine subscription is its relevance to the month you are in - whereas with books you have to go looking specifically for the information you need.

I am about to start reading 'How Does Your Garden Grow' by Chris Beardshaw and will be posting a review shortly.