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Month: October 2016

Carrots “Blanche à Collet Vert”

Carrots “Blanche à Collet Vert”

I have grown these carrots along some yellow and purple ones this year. I have found that the “Purple Dragon” ones had an excellent flavour and beautiful colour, but have a tendency to bolt and/or split once a certain size, so they’re better picked young-ish or sown a bit later. In contrast, the “Blanche a Collet Vert” is slower to grow, but unstoppable once it gets going! It doesn’t seem to bolt easily and it can grow very large. The three I…

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Seedy Sunday with friends

Seedy Sunday with friends

A huge thank you to Susan and Joy who came and helped shelling and sorting the Seven Hills Brussel Sprout seeds this weekend. Many hands make light work, if chatting with friends in a sunny greenhouse after a nice cuppa and homebakes counts as “work”! Most of these beautiful seeds will make their way to the SSL box, once I’ve winnowed them a bit more. I might just leave them in a jar with a peerie spoon so that folks can take home…

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