Mr VegHead says...

Vegetable musings from Sea Spring Seeds
8
Nov

A Splash of colour in vegetables

Though I usually choose the fruit and vegetable varieties I grow for their yield and flavour, colour is gradually becoming a more important consideration. This shift in attitude is due in part to aesthetics as I start to appreciate the role that colour plays in the enjoyment of food. It
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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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6
May

Growing Pea Shoots

In 2013 we added pea shoots to our Sea Spring Seeds catalogue. Because seed are inexpensive, and the crop is both bountiful and easy to grow, we feel that every gardener should give them a try. We’ve been growing pea shoots on and off for about a year and have
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19
Jan

Summer Squashes

  Taking a reductivist point of view, summer squashes are limited to edible varieties of Cucurbita pepo. The fruit are harvested young and tender, before the seeds grow hard and the skin becomes tough, and the entire fruit – skin, flesh and centre pulp – is eaten. Though they are
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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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25
Feb

Vegetable variety trials for 2012

March is almost here, and I am just finishing the plans for the 2012 trials. There are still some gaps in our catalogue, and to offer a comprehensive range of vegetables, we are going to make a big push this growing season and grow out a ginormous number of new
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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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