My seeds are on order for my 2012 Garden – the common theme is unusual varieties of common vegetables with intense flavours.
Some of the star choices are the penis chili (aka Peter Pepper) which literally looks like a little johnson, chinese raddish (Daikon) for my chinese business partner since they are apparently hard to get in the UK, and then the variety of chili’s and peppers is also on the more interesting (and hot) side.
I was quite careful about most of the variants I chose, such as the jolant leeks, based on the number of days until harvest and climate tolerances. Things like the Chili’s may need some extra warmth and humidity.
Only the root vegetables, onion family (leeks and shallots included) and fennel will be wrong in garden beds, everything else will be grown in large pots on the patio. I’ve got slow release plant fertilizer on the go, and will supplement with seaweed extract. All in all I hope it will be a nice year for it.