Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Seedy plans

I have been making tentative plans on what to grow this year.
Judging by the state of my seed boxes & I know they look tatty I do need to invest in something sturdier, it may be a bit of a battle.

The greenhouse crops are easy this year -

Two red tomatoes - Moneymaker
Two yellow tomatoes - Ildi
Two - Naga Jolokia chillies (Mikes)
Two - Poblano chillies (Mine)
Two - Padron chillies (Mine)
Two - Basic cooking chillies (Mine) Maybe three yet I'm not sure.
Three pointy peppers - the name escapes me as the packet is at the bottom of one of the boxes.
One cucumber - I'm buying a plant.
For something new Tomatillos, I particularly like Mexican food & I fancy making some salsa type things. I also have a recipe of where they are battered & fried with chillies.

Anyway that's one part of the growing plan sorted. I received my lovely Moreveg order at the weekend & the Tomatillos were part of it. You need to grow two of the plants so I hope I like them.

Enjoy your day

19 comments:

  1. I grew Tomatillos once. The plants were huge, but quite floppy and bits broke off easily. The crop was huge too, but I found the fruit rather dull. Not as versatile as the tomato. Still, good in a salsa. Fried in batter sounds interesting.

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    1. I believe they do grow quite large. It will be an interesting experiment, I'm only going them because I have seen a few interesting recipes.

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  2. That's lots of chillies! Lucky you having a greenhouse. I had a plant outside last year that had loads on, but only because of the good weather I think. I'll be interested to see what the tomatilloes are like.

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    1. Yes I am quite lucky, 8 is a bit of a drop compared to what we have done in the past. They are more specific this year.

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  3. Wow, you have lots of seeds to choose from! I hope that you do like Mexican food, as that is a lot of chillies to be growing! Hope you like the tomatilloes, I've never knowingly had any, so I have no advice or comments, but I'm interested to know what they are like! xx

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    1. Too many seeds, between seeds, wool & material I don't know what I have the most of. I've never tasted them but I've seen a few recipes that I like the sound of.

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  4. Nothing wrong with a good old shoe box as long as you have a size 10 in your household.

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    1. I have two, three in a couple of years when Harry is old enough. His feet aren't that far off now.

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  5. I've heard people mention Ildi tomatoes before and as I've got some free seeds in a magazine, I think I may grow them this year too. I don't grow chillis and I'm not bothering with peppers this year, the plants took up far too much room last year, though I did manage a decent crop from them.

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    1. That's where my seeds came from. I wasn't going to bother with peppers myself but I have a pack of pointy ones. I don't normally buy them fresh so I'm giving them a go.

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  6. I guess that it's silly to even suggest that you may just have a few too many seeds! Flighty xx

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    1. More than a few too many, I shall have to be very careful with my flower seed order later on this month.

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  7. Lovely post funny how both of us have been taking about seeds in our blogs to day my suitcase is over full I have 6 different types of tomatoes red and yellow just need to put then in the right order enjoy the rest of the week

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    1. I'm sure they breed, I have no need whatsoever for all of them. And you.

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  8. Well at least you have made a start...I need to fetch my seed box from the allotment but with the weather turning nasty again I have avoided going!!

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    1. A small start & it is grotty out there.

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  9. Sorting through seeds can sometimes be the most exciting part don't you think? The possibility of what may be?

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    1. I know, I've found some interesting projects to be at the bottom of those boxes.

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  10. I have sow my poblano and padron pepper a couple of week ago. This is my first time growing both of the varieties. It's so interesting to mention the growth.

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