I didn't sow any seeds last year, nor grow anything edible apart from fruit on the trees and bushes I already have in the garden. It's the first year I've been without home grown tomatoes for many years.
I'm not growing much again this year but I'm not making the silly mistake of doing without my beloved tomatoes for a second year running. Maskotka are my absolute favourite variety, a cherry tomato with a thin skin and a sweet taste, I can eat them like sweeties. They're a bush variety so don't need staking but they're not a compact plant, they tend to sprawl so they should be given plenty of room. I've got four plants growing, they're still not all that big but I'm hoping to get them potted on for the final time today, their next move will be into their final pots. My dad enjoys this variety too and four plants will give me plenty for our needs.
I discovered Mini Munch cucumbers a good few years ago now and they're my preferred variety to grow. Mick doesn't eat cucumber so the snack size fruit is ideal for me, there's no wastage. I wasn't going to bother with cucumbers this year but I had an old packet of seeds in my seed stash so I sowed a few but only one germinated. Unfortunately, it isn't really a viable plant, it isn't growing well at all so it will be composted. Oh well, nothing ventured nothing gained.
I wasn't going to bother growing potatoes either this year but whilst browsing in Wilko I came across this Jazzy variety. I'd never heard of them before but after a little research, I've discovered that they're a waxy potato with a thin skin, they give huge yields and are bursting with flavour. It's a second early variety which has been given an RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) for it's superb performance. I've only bought one small packet containing five tubers, I'm growing them in containers, three tubers in one container and two in another. It will be interesting to see how they perform. They're romping away at the moment.
I'm also growing these cosmos Sonata White which Mike from Flighty's Plot kindly sent to me. I usually grow Purity but they can be rather tall for a small garden so it will be interesting to see how this shorter variety compares. Thank you, Mike, I'll let you know how I get on.
I'm only growing a few things this year but I'm hoping for good results from them all.