2012′s Garden – From Seed

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.

Sweet Banana Pepper

Sweet Banana Pepper

White Habanero Chili

White Habanero Chili

Peter Pepper Chili - Penis chili

Peter Pepper Chili - Penis chili

Burpless Cucumber

Burpless Cucumber

Ambassador Courgette

Ambassador Courgette

Trafalgar Brussels Sprouts

Trafalgar Brussels Sprouts

Matador Shallots

Matador Shallots

Jolant Leeks

Jolant Leeks

Cylindra Beetroot

Cylindra Beetroot

Mixed Variety Carrots

Mixed Variety Carrots

Florence Bulb Fennel

Florence Bulb Fennel

Black Truffle Tomatoes

Black Truffle Tomatoes

Purple Cherokee Tomatoes

Purple Cherokee Tomatoes

Di Savona Onions

Di Savona Onions

Scotch Bonnet Chilis

Scotch Bonnet Chilis

Mangetout Snow Peas

Mangetout Snow Peas

Polestar Runner Beans

Polestar Runner Beans

Daikon Chinese Raddish

Daikon Chinese Raddish

Black Beauty Aubergine (Egg Plant)

Black Beauty Aubergine (Egg Plant)

Chocolate Beauty Capsicum / Sweet Pepper

Chocolate Beauty Capsicum / Sweet Pepper

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