Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tuesday 4th July - Blue Seeds

Upon hearing that our entire carrot crop failed to materialise, a neighbouring plotholder kindly gave us some 'guaranteed' seeds. They are bright blue and we suspect are completely un-organic. But they have that magic word - guaranteed.

Principles temporarily suspended, we have sown the lot. Hopefully the weird seed colour will be forgotten by the time we dig them up.


Anonymous said...

After 2 years of failure I found the trick with carrots was to sow, water well every day, sprinkle well with slug pellets, the non-organic variety (sadly), and cover with fleece. remove every so often to renew pellets. By the time they are through an inch, they no longer need the pellets, although you need to keep them covered with fleece to avoid the carrot fly.
A friend who is an authority on such things says not to thin them but to let them swell out and it makes them long and straight.
Joy Bird

Wildside Musing said...

Blue does reduce the appetite a bit, now doesn't it?!

Allotment No 21 said...

I can't think of anything blue that I like to eat.

Actually I can (ish) - Stilton.

Greenhouse Girl said...

Blue Seeds ... very cool
This makes me wonder if you’ll be growing Blue Carrots ... and then, of course, the question is if you ate too many blue carrots, would you turn blue ... and that’s a whole new worry I guess!
Let’s hope this carrot crop grows better ... and look on the brightside, the seeds might not be organic but the carrots are likely to be more ‘organic’ than those from the supermarket ... and taste better!

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed - he reckons they will germinate within 2 weeks so any day now...