"The Works 'bookshop' (at least our local one) have got veg and flower seeds on offer - 59p a packet or 2 for £1.00. They mainly seem to be Johnsons seeds, a few Mr Fothergills, mostly packed last year but all good to sow until…"
"Thanks, Damo and Darren! some great tips in there. As I have two tubers of each variety, I might start some off early on a sunny windowsill and put the others straight in around mid-April. Now I just need to find a nice orange or yellow one!
"Any top tips on growing them? Recently bought Nuit d'Ete and Purple Gem. Can I start them off in large pots and plant them out when the frosts have past or is it better to plant the tubers (are they tubers?) directly into the ground?"
"If I could just keep one (and I would put up a darn good fight), I think it would be Carol Klein's Grow Your Own Veg. Or the River Cottage Veg Handbook. So as the complete disappearance of my bookshelves doesn't look imminent, I'll…"
"Not sure if it counts, but I got Tender Vol.II for Christmas and absolutely loved it - it has really motivated me to have a go at growing some fruit too. And I'm looking forward to using my RHS Allotment Journal - big enough not to get lost…"
"Thanks for the lovely comments and warm welcome! I know we're really lucky, especially with plot B (front bit) which the previous 'owner' got back into tip-top shape before having to abandon it. Do keep checking back for updates!