Archive for January 27th, 2019

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• Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Today as the wind was particularly fierce and cold on the allotment I decided instead to attend the Seedy Sunday event in Trumpington, Cambridge. It’s a fun informal seed swapping event with a few stalls  for community projects.

I picked up some elephant garlic seed, which I was quite excited about since the clove is huge and I have never grown them before. They are supposed to be delicious roasted. I decided to plant the seed straight away in a pot since it seems that they need a long growing season.

I also got some tomatillo seeds and left some salad and various tomato seeds in exchange. Finally I picked up some Fiesta corn which had been saved from a crop grown at Murray Edwards College. Apparently it is part of a seed redistribution project called Cornucopia. The corn should be very colourful hence choosing these seeds.

It feels good to pick up some seeds in preparation for spring. And I look forward to checking the packets and planning when I can start sowing seeds in February and March.

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