Today I bought my first seeds for sowing in 2021. It is a bit early, but I was mainly making up an order to the point where it was worthwhile.
My in-laws are big fans of a particular tomato variety that was nigh on impossible to get hold of this year and because it’s an F1 variety there’s little point in saving seed. A couple of days back however I found some available at a reputable seed supplier so I’ve ordered them. For future years I think we’ll try over-wintering cuttings from the plants rather than relying on being able to get seed.
To make up a reasonable size order I added Costoluto Fiorentino tomatoes, yellow Corno di Toro peppers, Grenoble Red lettuce (something else I’ve struggled to get seeds for this year) and Aquadulce Claudia broad beans. The lettuce may not get planted for another four or five months, but as I couldn’t get any at all earlier this year I decided to grab some whilst the opportunity was there. The tomatoes, peppers and broad beans I’ll probably kick off mid-January depending on how the weather looks. That’s seems surprisingly close at the moment.