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    All In Seed Circle 2018

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    1. Norfolkgrey - caffreys oats, true gold sweetcorn and princes pride parsnip
    2. Veggiechicken - 9 Star perennial Broccoli/cauli, Armenian cue and Beth Alpha cue
    3. Bario1 - perennial kale and chard
    4. Scarlet - Yellow Pear Tomato, Sweet Cicely and Welsh Onion
    5. Thelma Sanders - Hungarian Black Wax pepper
    6. Squingy - callaloo, pennyroyal and tomato black cherry
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 20-01-2019, 12:25 PM.
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    1. Norfolkgrey

    Caffreys Oats

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    Originally from Brown Envelope Seeds. They say 'Avena sativa A tall Irish variety. Oats are the hardiest of the cereals and will grow and ripen even in bad years. Oats will perform better on acid soils than wheat. Sow September- October or February March. Harvest when grain starts to harden.'

    Princes Pride Parsnip

    Aquired from Mr J A Prince via HSL's seed swap in 2012. In 2012 'Mr Prince has grown this variety for seven years and has achieved roots of up to 55cm long. He has shared seeds with his friends who have been very pleased with the results'
    All the years I have got this to grow (I had a couple where I didn't make it past seedling stage) it has produced 30-40cm chunky parsnips with a good flavour. It does suffer a little from canker especially around the crown but nothing peeling and topping can't take care of.

    True Gold Sweetcorn

    Originally from Premierseeds. 'A popular sturdy non-hybrid variety producing large 20-25cm cobs with a distinctive rich taste. Matures in around 80 days from germination. Ensure the growing location has good drainage and enough humus to ensure the ground will not dry too quickly. Sow in early spring under cover in 3in pots 1in deep for the earliest crop at a minimum temp of 50F, warmth will aid germination rates. Harden off before planting out. Alternatively sow directly outside in late spring allowing 18in between plants and 18in between rows. Sweet corn must be planted in blocks, not as a single row to ensure good pollination. Cover any roots that appear at the base with mulch or old compost to retain moisture. Do not allow the crop to dry out during hot weather whilst flowering. Each plant will produce 1-2 cobs, test for ripeness when the silks have turned chocolate brown. A creamy liquid should come from the grains when squeezed, when fully ripe.'
    My first year growing this variety and really pleased. I was late planting and in good ole NG fashion it was plonked in the veg patch with no watering in that lovely dry summer and yet it still performed. The plants all grew strong. The cobs were sweet (but not silly sweet) and uniform kernels. Will be growing again next year.
    Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 11-01-2019, 06:17 PM.
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      2. Veggiechicken

      9 Star perennial cauliflower/broccoli.

      Parent plant grown from seed about 5 years ago.
      The parent is the dead stump in the photo! It lives for several years and suckers at the base. These suckers and any sideshoots from the parent plant can be rooted in water or compost and grown on as new plants.

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      Cucumber Armenian
      Armenian cucumber - saved from HSL seeds
      https://hsl.gardenorganic.org.uk/see...umber/armenian

      Produces squat fruit with rounded ends and pale buff skin that is netted and heavily mottled brown. Not especially vigorous, but the fruit produced have a fresh, crunchy texture even when very ripe. The flavour is pleasing, reminiscent of melon, but not quite as sweet.

      Beth Alpha
      Cucumber Beth Alpha Seeds from Mr Fothergill's Seeds and Plants
      A mini-cucumber that was quick to crop and kept on producing them. My must-grow cucumber for next year . Grown in a different GH to the Armenian cucumber.
      Last edited by veggiechicken; 22-11-2018, 08:54 PM.
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        3. Bario1

        Daubenton's kale

        Originally from the HSL via VC. HSL says 'Dating back to Victorian times, this hardy kale will provide an abundant yield of delicious tasty young green shoots. The large, bushy plants should be spaced adequately to accommodate the 75-100cm dome of leaves that will be produced at maturity. 'Daubenton' is a perennial kale and can be left in the ground, with the leaves and shoots harvested as required'
        This is a great addition to the veg. patch but like all brassicas it will require netting to save it from butterflies and pigeons.

        Here's one of the parents, sorry it looks a bit scruffy, the pigeons have just started on it - usually it's a lovely round bushy shape:

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        Chard

        Naturalised chard that self seeds on my plot every year. Grows all year round, mainly deep green leaves with varying crinkle and pale green or white stems, but the odd russet red plant pops up in the mix too.

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          4. Scarlet

          Yellow Pear Tomato

          Sweet

          Welsh Onion
          Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 11-01-2019, 06:19 PM.
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            5. Thelma Sanders

            Hungarian Black Wax pepper

            Baker Creeks seeds says '75 days. Unique, black-colored fruit that are the shape of a Jalapeno. They are mildly hot and have a delicious flavor. The tall plants have beautiful purple flowers that make this variety very ornamental. Rare and colorful!'
            Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 03-12-2018, 07:21 PM.
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              6. Squingy

              Jamaican calalloo aka red amaranth

              Given to me by a plotholder at the seed circle at my last allotment site. Really vibrant red colour and cooks like spinach.

              Pennyroyal

              Insect repellant, work really well, though you have to rub it in again if you sweat it out.
              The seeds came from a few plants that survived outdoors, unprotected, in a few juice cartons under I don't know how much snow in a Manchester winter. Impressed, I moved with them in black plastic bag when I moved down south, replanted them in February and the seeds are from the survivors.
              Called a "herb" but actually can damage liver cells.

              Tomato Black Cherry

              When I asked, someone in said they would like to grow these so I added them in.
              Last edited by Norfolkgrey; 20-01-2019, 12:22 PM.
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