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    It's entertaining, and informative, but I do really like to see what the plant looks like before I buy seed - shame

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    Imagine the size of the catalogue if there were photos of everything! There are photos of some of the plants on their website with more going on all the time - and there's always Goggle
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    Aztec Broccoli?

    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    It's basically Fat Hen. Sorry Real Seeds. Maybe more tasty as I've never had Fat Hen but it's Fat Hen.

    I'll just pop some into your All In Circle envelope. Don't buy any.

    I did grow it last year and it's still sat in the flood at my lottie.
    Fat Hen is OK steamed but I remember it as that very metallic taste you can get with some spinach. It is tough as old boots - plant wise. In an end of the worls senario we'd probably be glad of it!

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I like the Chiltern Seeds catalogue - indexed primarily by Latin name with its meaning, and a description of the plant (often humourous) and no photos. I've learnt so much about plant families from their catalogues. Its about time for the 2013 one to arrive too
    Yes Latin names can be very useful especially when dealing with chillies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    It's entertaining, and informative, but I do really like to see what the plant looks like before I buy seed - shame
    The web site is really useful. I think not having pictures is all part of the philosophy really - not wasting resources: everything is capable of setting useable seed and all the information is there to help you do it: trying different varieties that can work outside in the UK: mainly stocking food plant seed. I use their website as you often see seeds there that don't make the catalogue. The growing information is really good.

    I know it's nice to spend a wet afternoon looking at catalogues and planning, don't get me wrong but what I grew last year didn't look like catalogue pictures anyway! It tasted all right though and saved us lots in the shops while we ate better.)
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    That's a good point. The Aztec Broccoli is chenopodium berlandieri - really not the same thing as Fat Hen, honest! We do normally try to print latin names for anything unusual, but there wasn't room for this on the packet, and you're right it has got left off the website description when we updated it for the new season. I'll add that back in. thanks! Ben, Real Seeds

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    Thanks Ben for the info, I feel the need for a new order cause I just want Aztec Broccoli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FROSTYFRECKLE View Post
    Thanks Ben for the info, I feel the need for a new order cause I just want Aztec Broccoli.
    There's some in your Circle parcel! Just hang on...
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    Hello Ben from Real Seeds and welcome A couple of us intend to be at the Seed Swap in Newport next month! Maybe we'll see you there.
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