Variety is the prompt for Tuesday. They do say we can use these prompt words however we like!
Just Jot It January is by Linda Hill (with help from her friends). You can jot something down for the prompt anywhere, any time, just post it on your blog before the end of the month (so it seems). You can read the full instructions here.
Variety – Jan 16th
This is linked back to John’s blog post for the day.
Instant thoughts on ‘variety’…
My first thought was Variety theatre. These shows seem to have gone out of fashion, but included short performances by different types of entertainer. Typically these would include comedians, acrobats, singers, dancers, magicians…
Then I thought of vegetable varieties. Despite my difficulties gardening last year, I am hoping to at least grow some vegetables this summer. Last year I managed to grow my favourite cucumber although I missed harvesting several of them until they’d grown to marrow size! I also grew the last of the lettuce that I loved when I got it the previous year.
Heritage seed library
I get some of my seeds from Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library. As a member, I get up to six varieties free each year. The lettuce, Greek Marouli Cos, is one of them, and I was delighted it was back in stock this year. All the varieties in the HSL are grown by volunteers under strict conditions, and the seed then saved to populate the variety the following year. The cucumber I liked best (a long pale one) was an HSL variety, but is no longer available. So I switched a couple of years back and got some seeds from Garden Organics’ commercial shop instead. I saved seeds from that and could stock a nursery with them if necessary! We like those just as much, although my friend tried them and found them bitter. But he found his own bitter the previous year, so he thinks it’s his soil!
I also got seeds of a kale variety, some carrot and beetroot, and a red pepper. I hope that’s a sweet type, not hot!
I have so many seeds in stock. I’m not going to sow them now, as I haven’t got the energy to look after them properly. Also not the strength to grow them in pots and lift watering cans!