One of the mysterious truths of veg growing is that you can never have too many plant pots.No matter how excessive your pot collection seems when they're all stacked together in the greenhouse at this time of year, you can be sure that by the time you're in the throes of growing in Spring you'll run out and need to buy some more. Even accounting for natural wastage and broken pots this doesn't make any sense by the laws of reason but by the laws of the allotment it's a reality that I have to deal with every year. Maybe part of the problem is that every year I insist on trying to grow more and more plants and refuse to throw away any seedlings, instead trying to nurture everything that has even the slightest chance of survival.
So, now that all the pots are neatly sorted and ready to go I need to start thinking about what I'm going to plant in them and when. All my seed orders are in now and my first batch arrived yesterday from Real Seeds in Pembrokeshire. This is the first year that I've had seeds from them but I can heartily recommend them for the wonderful selection of horticultural rarities that they source and stock and the super quick turn over from order to delivery. I'll keep you posted how I get on with my choices which include Giant Limousin Turnips, Purple Ukraine Tomatoes and Iranian Round Chillis.