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    Default Magazine seeds - sowing idea and a Challenge!

    I'm sure we're all subscribers to Grow your Own Magazine which, this year, has been generously giving away multiple packets of seeds with every issue - often as many as 10 packets at a time .
    I've been adding them to my seed stash but not sowing them, as they're often duplicates of seeds I already have or a variety I don't grow.

    However, most types of veg have been given away and I'm thinking of a new Sowing Challenge for myself in the months ahead - to grow a few seeds from each packet that is given with the magazine.

    Additionally, to grow each of the seeds from the Vine Seed Circles and other seed swaps.

    If we all did this, we'd have identical gardens. OK, I know you won't, because it takes a special degree in Nutterdom to try this.................but everyone is welcome to join in, even if you're not fully qualified.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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    Iím not going to join you this time VC. Iím not a subscriber .
    I like your plan though, Iíll be watching with interest

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    Sounds fun but my garden is not nearly big enough....
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    I'm sure you could fit in one carrot, one cabbage, one lettuce, etc, weegie.
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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    VC I'm another one watching this with interest
    Between my saved seeds and the mag I usually don't need to buy any other seeds especially since they now include parsnip seeds. I have more seeds than space so after I've taken out what I know I'll grow the rest go to the local Hospice charity shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I'm sure you could fit in one carrot, one cabbage, one lettuce, etc, weegie.
    Ye-es, but....if the mag gives away 10 packets a month that's potentially 120 different plants , and my veggie patch is already full. But I'll happily follow your progresss in this latest challenge of yours.


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    This is just one little bit of my Challenge - because I also, sometimes, buy the "other" gardening magazine - if there are lots of free seeds with it.
    Then there are the seed circles on the Vine - Flowers, All-in, Tomatoes, Peas and beans!
    .......and the Cottage Garden Society has a seed exchange
    ......and, I've just bought 40 packets of random Vegetable & herb seeds from Chiltern Seeds and they arrived this morning. https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item...erbs_5_packets

    Great selection, only a couple of duplicates, and a few things I've never grown before but will do now.

    So my Challenge to me is to try to grow everything that I acquire - whether I fancy it or not - and, crucially, not to buy any more seeds unless they are a stupendous bargain.

    ........and, did I say, to dispose of all my out of date seeds so that I stop wasting time and effort trying to germinate them when I could be growing fresh seeds instead.

    Phew!! Am I really going to do this.............need to lie down.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

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    Best of luck to you VC hope everything grows the way you envision it
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

    Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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