This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Monday, 13 September 2010
In Spring I bought a Suttons Seed pack of 5 'cottage garden' style varieties thinking this was going to be good value and a miracle colour cure for the garden. Sown in April/May my cornflower didn't quite reach 3ft and they didn't quite turn out like the picture! (Not sure I'd bother with cornflower again.) (Apparently cornflower petals are edible.)
Pictured left: my plants. Pictured right: seed pack plants.
Variety: Cornflower Tall Double Mix, Suttons Seeds, 5 variety pack, £4.25.