Despite positively Arctic conditions this weekend, as well as running a half marathons worth of training runs, I have sown more seeds. Chilly work it was, too!
In this batch, I have sown some Helenium seeds I collected from the garden last autumn. They are prolific producers of seed so I have a tonne stashed away and have used a negligible quantity in this sowing.
I’m half minded to do a bit of guerilla sowing somewhere. Or, I could use the surplus as snuff. Apparently helenium has a common name “sneezeweed” because it was used for that purpose back in the day! Maybe I could be the neighbourhood sneezeweed dealer. Money to be made there surely! I digress.
I also sowed a few more of the remaining seeds from the job lot I received from the Hardy Plant Society a couple of weeks back.
This time around I have sown:
- Opium poppy
- Oriental poppy
- Aconitum napellas
- Berkheya species
- Plantago major “rosularis”
Actually, perhaps it’s not a great idea to have the phrases “Opium poppy” and “neighbourhood dealer” in the same post!!! Is that the federales at the door?
I’ll be back (I hope…)