Monday, 19 December 2011

Seeds for 2012

These are the seeds that I am going to use in the new year.  Sometimes I like to grow specific varieties so I have bought the seeds from various companies.  Not all the seeds have a cultivar or variety.  There are 64 different kinds of vegetable, herb and soft fruit here.  Some are already in the ground while I am getting very impatient about planting some of the others.

Vegetable Latin Name Cultivar
American land cress Barbarea verna
Asparagus Pea Tetragonolobus purpureus ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Basil  Ocimum basilicum Dark Opal
Bay tree Laurus nobilis 
Beetroot Beta vulgaris Boltardy
Beetroot Beta vulgaris Wodan F1 Hybrid
Birds foot trefoil  Lotus corniculatus ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Just a companion plant
Black berry  Rubus fruticosus  Adrienne
Black currant Ribes nigrum Ben Sarek
Black currant Ribes nigrum Ben Lomond
Borlotti beans Phaseolus vulgaris Cuthbert's
Broad bean Vicia faba Own kept seeds
Broccoli Brassica oleracea Early Purple blend
Broccoli Brassica oleracea Sprouting Redhead
Brussel sprouts Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera  Trafalgar 
Cabbage Brassica oleracea capitata Holand Winter White
Cabbage Brassica oleracea capitata Sherwood
Cabbage Brassica oleracea capitata Golden Acre Primo (II)
Calabrese Brassica oleracea Belstar F1 hybrid
Calabrese Brassica oleracea Green Sprouting
Carrot Daucus carota  Early Nants
Carrot Daucus carota  Resistafly 
Carrot  Daucus carota  Nandor F1 Hybrid
Cauliflower Brassica oleracea botrytis Clapton F1 Hybrid
Cauliflower Brassica  oleracea botrytis Winter Alsmeer
Cauliflower Brassica oleracea botrytis All the year round
Celeriac Apium graveolens rapaceum Monarch
Celery  Apium graveolens var dulce Lanthorn Self Blanching
Celery  Apium graveolens var dulce Full White (Self Blanching)
Celery  Apium graveolens var dulce Granada
Chamomile Anthemis nobilis ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Chicory Cichorium intybus ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Courgette Cucurbita pepo ovifera Black Beauty
Cucumber Cucumis sativus Wautoma
Cumin Cuminum cyminum ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Dill Anethum gaveolens ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Florence fennel Foeniculum vulgare Colossal
French beans Phaseolus vulgaris Own kept seeds 
French climbing bean Phaseolus vulgaris Cherokee Trail of Tears
French climbing bean Phaseolus vulgaris Own kept seeds 'Cobra'
Garlic Allium sativum
Goosberry bush Ribes grossularia Xenia
Grape  Vitis vinifera
Hamburg parsley Petroselinum crispum Berliner
Jerusalem Artichoke Heleanthus tuberosus
Kohlrabi Brassica oleracea caulo-rapa Gigant
Lambs lettuce Valerianalla locusta  Cavallo        
Leek  Allium porrium Oarsman F1 Hybrid
Leek  Allium porrum Mammoth Blanched
Leeks Allium porrum Bleu de Solaise 
Leek  Allium porrum Musselburgh
Lettuce  Lactuca sativa Webbs Wonderful
Marjoram Origanum majorana ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Mizuna Brassica rapa Waido
Oca Oxalis tuberosum ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Onion Allium cepa Vision
Onion Allium cepa Ailsa Craig
Allium cepa Mammoth Improved
Onion Allium cepa Bedfordshire Champion
Parcel  Apium graveolens var secalinum ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Parsnip Pastinaca sativa Tender and True
Pea Pisum sativum Early Onward
Pea Pisum sativum Hurst Green Shaft
Pea  Pisum sativum Onward
Potato Solanum tuberosum Kestrel
Pumpkin Cucurbita pepo  Rouge Vif dEtamps
Radish  Raphanus sativus Cherrybelle
Raspberry Rubus idaeus
Rhubarb  Rheum rhaponticum Champaign 
Rhubarb  Rheum rhaponticum Timperley Early
Rocket Eruca sativa Sweet Oakleaf
Runner beanPhaseolus coccinus Own kept seeds
Sage Salvia officinalis Green Leaved
Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Salsify Tragopogon porrifolius ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Scorzonera Scorzonera hispanica Maxima
Shallots Allium ascalonicum Jermore
Spinach Spinacia oleracea Mediana
Spinach Spinacia oleracea Renegade F1 Hybrid
Squash Cucurbita moschata Waltham butternut
Strawberries Fragaria ananassa  Cambridge
Swede Brassica napus napobrassica  Gowrie
Sweet cicely Osmorhiza claytonii ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Sweet corn Zea mays Double Standard
Sweet corn Zea mays Northern Extra Sweet
Sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus Many
Swiss Chard Beta vulgaris subsp. Cicla Galaxy 
Tarragon  Artemisia dracunculoides ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum. Rose de Berne
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum. Dr Carolyn Pink
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum. Latah (Bush)
Turnip Brassica  rapa Oasis
Turnip Brassica  rapa Galaxy F1

The allotment plan does not allow for all of these seeds and I will probably be keeping some of them for next year or for later planting.

Vegetables that I have never grown before are Tarragon, Salad Burnet, Dill, Cumin, Asparagus Pea and Parcel.  Now I think that parcel is a bit of a con because it is  celeriac under a different name.  It says  that you eat the petioles and leaves rather than the swollen stem.  Oh well, I'll give it a try.

Getting these latin names right is a pain.  Brussel sprouts in Johnson and Smith's "Plant names simplified" are called Brassica oleracea bullata, while elsewhere they are referred to as Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera.  Now, I would go with bullata because that means bubbles or blisters and is a good description of the buds.  However gemmifera means a similar thing - a plant with stem buds.  The RHS who seem to be the authority on these kinds of names calls Brussel sprouts Brassica oleracea gemmifera so that is what I will do.  I have had the same difficulty with the swede.  It is a type of Brassica napus that colours the fields with yellow in the summer.

I haven't grown celery for a very long time.  It is very demanding of both nutrients and water.  I am going to grow it at the bottom of a trench to see if I can keep it damp enough.  It is also very susceptible to slug damage so I am trying to reduce the slug and snail population now.  This means that there will not be so many next year to reproduce and create a problem.  At the moment I am using beer traps and Ferric phosphate but next year I plan to use a lot more nematodes Phasmarhabditis hermaphorodita to help to keep the slug and snail population down.  

I think that I will have a lovely variety of vegetables next year.  Now all I want is to find some really great recipes for cooking them.

1 comment:

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