The Seed Order

We’ve now got hold of the seeds that we’ve ordered for the year ahead. The only rational response to the allotment association’s 30% discount on seed catalogue prices was to order 30% more seeds, so we’ve bought plenty. Some will last for several years, so the order isn’t quite as excessive as it looks, but I realise it’s a bit over the top. Here’s what we’re going to try growing in Year 1:


  • Pea (Early Onward)
  • Pea (Geisha)
  • Pea (Cavalier)
  • Runner Bean (White Lady)
  • French Bean (Cobra)
  • Broad Bean (Sutton)


  • Cabbage (Pixie)
  • Cabbage (Endeavour)
  • Cabbage (Red Rookie)
  • Broccoli (Claret)
  • Calabrese Romanesco (Celio)
  • Kale (Dwarf Green Curled)
  • Kale (Cavalo de Nero)

Roots & Onions

  • Carrot (Resistafly)
  • Parsnip (Cobham Marrow)
  • Celeriac (Monarch)
  • Beetroot (Baby Action)
  • Scorzonera (Black Russian)
  • Chard (Bright Lights)
  • Leek (Apollo)

Potatoes & Tomatoes

  • Tomato (Red Alert)
  • Potatoes (Lady Christl)
  • Potatoes (Red Duke of York)


  • Chard (Bright Lights)
  • Squash (Hunter)
  • Courgette (Tuscany)
  • Sweetcorn (Swift)
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