A short while ago we went along to the BBC Gardeners World Show (for which we gave away some tickets) up in Birmingham. It was a fun day out, although the gardening half of the show had a higher proportion of “non-event” stalls than shows I’ve been to before (seriously, what does an ironing board company have to do with gardening?!) – the highlight for me was probably the RHS Tent, which was filled with spectacular displays and even better (for me anyway) some stalls with more unusual veg seeds available.
We bought something of a collection and although it’s a little late for some, have sown three of them already – Chinese Broccoli (Kailan), Pak Choi ‘Canton White’ and Amaranth ‘Red Army’. We’ve been meaning to get some Pak Choi at least for some time, so it will be interesting to see if I can successfully grow them in the garden without the squirrels, slugs or pigeons eating them all up!