The number of times that I have ordered seeds and then found that I already have an unopened packet irritates me immensely.
I don't eat that much cabbage but I have about ten packets of different varieties, several of which are unopened from last year. What I may do is pour them all into one packet, shake them up and take pot luck when I sow them and plant the seedlings out on the allotment. I will get all the advantages of growing several varieties but use a smaller area of the garden.
I have been looking for good deals on the internet and at garden centres and have got most of my seed at half price or less. However, next year I will get my seed from King's Seeds through their allotment scheme. It takes much too much effort and time to find websites selling discounted seeds.
I have got some seed from the "bundled together" potluck offers which means that I have varieties and vegetables that I would not otherwise bother with. I ate several of the kohlrabi last season but most of them had club root so I threw them away. I did not miss them. I was not going to sow them this season but I am now the proud owner of two packets of kohlrabi seeds. They were part of a pot luck offer which only cost me postage so I will use them if only to make a "profit".
Aubergines are vegetables that I am not really successful with. I think that out of five plants that were carefully nurtured, I only got two reasonably sized aubergines that actually ripened. However, I now have a packet of aubergine seeds and I will not be able to resist the temptation to sow them.
Hot chillies - if that is not a contradiction in terms - I am not going to sow them.
I am going to update my allotment inventory so that I know what seeds and plants I have and do not forget to plant them.
Got some pots and compost to sow some more seed today. I will be keeping them warm in the airing cupboard until they germinate and then by a sunny window. I will be sowing some more onions, leeks, tomatoes, sweet peppers,
I have some spindle tree fruit Euonymus europaeus and I am going to sow it now so that it can get frosted during then next few weeks.