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Vegetable musings from Sea Spring Seeds
21
Sep

Winter Content

Regrettably, the surfeit of summer vegetables generously supplied by our gardens has almost come to an end. We will soon be shifting into winter mode, and the more ambitious and energetic among us have probably frozen and bottled some of the summer produce to see us through the year. Though
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19
Jan

Growing Lemon Grass

Every year, without fail, Sea Spring Seeds gets a few requests for lemon grass seed. Though seed is sold by other companies, we do not, and probably never will, sell it in our catalogue.     Lemon Grass: two types The reason is simple – lemon grass comes in two
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12
Dec

Getting seed germination right

Getting the right start Seeds are living organisms that produce the next generation of plants. They are the starting point of gardening, and given the right conditions, good quality seeds germinate into seedlings that become healthy and health-giving vegetables. The germination process A seed contains both an embryonic plant and
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12
Mar

Lettuce are one of my desert island vegetables

If I had to make a list of desert island vegetables, lettuces would certainly be included. Not only are they the backbone of mixed salads, but they also add the crunch that is an essential part of any successful sandwich. A culinary world – let alone a desert island –
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24
Nov

What is bolting?

Early bolting is a serious affliction in vegetables grown for their leaf production. At Sea Spring Seeds, we are serious about bolting. And so we should be since bolting is an irreversible change that brings the productive lives of both root and leafy vegetables to a sudden and unceremonious end.
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5
Jan

Tips for growing chillies and sweet peppers

Ten rules for growing chillies and sweet peppers   Chillies and sweet peppers are heat loving, long-lived plants that are started as transplants. Seeds must be sown early in the year; the seedlings that come up are then pricked out and grown in small pots or modular trays. It takes
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