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


Ever wonder why yours doesn't turn out like the picture???

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.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if the location or irregular weather in Norn Iron has been the problem here. Early spring was pretty dry (quite usual for time of year)so may have required additional watering. As a suggestion (not questioning your evident knowledge) but may consider another part of your garden if attempting again.