I’ve been waiting for two packs of tomato seeds ordered online. Scheduled date of arrival was between 28 November and 5 December.
One pack is Super Marmande – a beef tomato
The other is Yellow Pear – as the name suggests a pear-shaped tomato slightly larger than a cherry tomato
These seeds arrived a couple of weeks ago.
I have no idea which variety they are, so had to wait for the other pack to be delivered and hope that they were named.
But I did receive a free gift of Safflower seeds.
I’ve heard of safflower oil but don’t know the plant.
It suggests that the seeds are direct sown in November or December as the plant produces a long taproot that does not like disturbance, but that seems to be in countries with a warmer climate than North Wales.
They cost me nothing so I can afford to experiment. I’m thinking of using the cardboard tube from inside a roll of kitchen towel and starting them off in the greenhouse, or even indoors.
First I need to gather the cardboard tubes. There are eight seeds, so I might have to use two toilet roll centres taped together instead. (We use more toilet rolls than kitchen rolls).
Then the second pack of seeds arrived on 7 December – again, I am none the wiser as to which variety it is. Oh well! Variety A and variety B it is then – until they fruit!