I had a very healthy seed stash when I had my allotment. If I saw a packet of seeds I fancied I'd pick them up and buy them, there was always somewhere that I could fit them in. When I gave up my allotment I was quite ruthless and pared down the seeds I kept to the few I knew would definitely get sown, the rest I sold on Ebay. Honestly, bidders went mad for them, even the opened packets which were already out of date sold. These days, my seed box is sadly rather empty.
Since giving up my allotment I've grown very little in my garden, not only because space is more of an issue, but other things going on in my life made me consider the time I'd got to look after the plants.
Last year I grew just one variety of cherry tomato and a couple of containers of potatoes and this year will be much the same. I would like to add a salad tomato to the mix and also a cucumber plant or two so I thought I'd take a look in my depleted seed box to see what's there, not really expecting to find what I was looking for, so it was a nice surprise to see that I have everything I need. There's some Maskotka tomatoes, my absolute favourite cherry tomato, some Bloody Butcher tomatoes, which is a larger salad tomato, and some Mini Munch cucumbers. It looks like I'm in business. Obviously, these aren't new seeds so I shall sow more than I need, I should still get some germination.
There were also one or two other things which I shall get round to sowing this year too.
All that's left to buy now then are the seed potatoes.