There are many new things I like to plant next autumn which is not that far away. In about another 2 months I can start sowing winter-loving vegetable here. I don’t want to make a mistake of buying seeds that I already have and buying excess seeds when I have only limited space to grow them because browsing through the seeds catalogue needs hearts of steel so many temptation. So this week, I was inspired by Eliza and Nyack Backyard to do a seed inventory. I am very glad I did this if not I ended buying too many seeds which I don’t actually need and forget about what is in Kebun Malay-Kadazan Girls home-saved seeds bank account. I hope when the next ordering seeds time comes, I thought of buying seeds for spring planting as well to save the postage cost.
I enjoy growing allium very much because they can thrive in neglect, pest don’t bother them and not a water-thirsty plant. The only pampering I have to give them is they need lots of sun, won’t grow well in partial shade and make sure no wet feet. I am starting to collect chives seeds but it not that much still. But we do have excess home-saved seeds of Red Odourless Onion. I also have one spring onion seed packet which is still unopened and we still have one opened packet which is not yet finished. So no more spring onion order this year. Some of our Musselburgh leek plants are flowering so we can collect seeds from this plant. I am actually tempted to try another variety next season but I will not order them (have to be very determined here)
My wish list for allium:
- Brown onion
- Garlic Cloves
- Garlic chives
Surprisingly, I just realised that I don’t really have many flower seeds that we bought. Most of the home-saved seed are from nursery seedlings that I collected from. Here are pictures of some flower seeds that we are collecting this month which are still in capsules or seed pods.
Kebun Malay-Kadazan Girls excess home-saved seed account list:
- “Crushed Silk” Hollyhock (white)
- Stock (Astral) (white)
- Acquilegia/ Columbine (McKana’s Giant) (yellow)
- Calendula (Sunshine)
- Nasturtium (Jewel Mixed)
- Gaillardia (Red)
- Evening Sun Sunflower
- Viola (Cottage Mixed)
- Bellis Perennis
- Morning glory or sweet peas ( will look great in the arch or other part of the garden).
- Sunflower ( other variety then mammoth or evening sun sunflower)
Too many wish the list can go on and on. Nursery flower seedlings will be very tempting and offer more variety. I am still indecisive of growing flower bulbs this year. Never grown from flower bulb need more initiative.
We are collecting coriander and celery seeds this month. I heard of a pink celery which have pinkish colour stalk and tempted to order them. But we have too many seeds on our hands now so no ordering celery seeds.
My umbellifers wish list (all of them I have never grown before):
I would like to try different carrot variety as well to see which grows well at our place. So far we have tried Topweight, Manchester Table, early Nantes and New Kuroda. I still have Afgan variety which I received from Chris author of Under the Mulberry Tree blog that I have not sowed yet.Other vegetables
Good thing I did this seed inventory, it shows that I have 4 unopened seed packets of Asian leaf vegetables that I bought almost a year ago and many variety of opened ones. Moreover, there are also some home-saved seeds so no more Asian leaf vegetable seed shopping this year.
I was also surprised within 2 years, I can actually finished using up 40 packet of seeds. I don’t throw away the finished seed packet because I might want to refer information there that might be usable or a nostalgic thing . I don’t know why but I like to look at seed packet.
:My other vegetable wish list:
- Beans (other than Redland pioneer, Purple King and Snake bean)
- Beetroot (first time)
- Broccoli (not the sprouting ones)
- Cauliflower ( like to grow other than the white ones)
- Sweet Corn
- Pea (other then Telephone)
- Pumpkin (Other than golden nugget)
- Kohl Rabi ( am I serious?I never even eaten one)
I am sorry I have not been visiting other bloggers for few days or reply comments. But I will be visiting soon.
Here is a reminder of “ Seed Week” which starts tomorrow.
"SEED WEEK" will be on the 22nd~26th of January 2011 for us to share our own experiences that is related to seeds, bulbs, tubers, rhizomes or cuttings that can be about collecting, propagating,growing them or how to keep them in top shape. It can be submission of an old post or a recent one and not limited to only one post only. In my gardening journey (well not that long yet however I am still novice), I found many joy in collecting the seeds from the one that I have planted to continue the cycle of life and watching them grow again like their parents. It fascinate me how a small seed can contain all the elements to produce such a beautiful living things for us. How like human, the seeds learn to adapt the changes in environment or the hot topic climate change. I hope we all can benefit from sharing our knowledge in this seed week. You can also submit your post earlier to me by mailing me (email@example.com) and I link it during the "SEED WEEK". I will randomly choose 5 participants for home saved-seeds give-away. I like to share my home saved-seeds to you:). Thank you I have received some early submissions. From early submissions I think of organizing it like different section for example flower and vegetable section something like that so it will be more easier to browse. I welcome early submission very much :). Open for any suggestion.