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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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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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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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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12
Jan

Winter Squashes

As an inexperienced gardener years ago, I used to have problems sorting out the squashes. They were just a jumble of different types and varieties, and what I grew was often the result of a random selection from whatever seed catalogue was handy. After more than 40 years of growing
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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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