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Post by Sparhawk on 11th February 2010, 12:02 am

Hmmm, I've just seen out there somewhere in the big www a supposed list of the veg seeds that will be given away this year, although I didn't see it on the BBC site:

Blue Lake French bean, Black Beauty courgette, Royal Chantenay Red carrot, Mixed Leaf salad, Sweet Genovese basil...

Due to start March 1st...

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Post by Adrian on 11th February 2010, 12:22 am

I can recommend the bean and carrots, I grew them last year. Nice to be ahead of the trend

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 11th February 2010, 7:36 am

I grew Blue Lake beans as well last year. They did really REALLY well. I've still got some in the freezer and have seeds saved ready to plant this year.
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Post by MrsC on 11th February 2010, 7:57 am

Interesting...

I thought I'd read somewhere that they weren't going to do this again this year. But maybe I was wrong...

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Post by Sparhawk on 11th February 2010, 9:05 am

After I had spotted that I did check on the BBC site & it did say that they would be back in spring 2010 but didn't say anything else, I don't know where the scource of the info got it from but fingers crossed, I have signed up for the newsletter so should find out soon...

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Post by Adrian on 11th February 2010, 10:13 am

AngelinaJellyBeana wrote:I grew Blue Lake beans as well last year. They did really REALLY well. I've still got some in the freezer and have seeds saved ready to plant this year.

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me too - they dry beautifully and taste like heaven, sweet and stringless

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Post by danksshady on 14th February 2010, 5:14 pm

The BBC will be launching their new Dig in Campaign for 2010 on the 1st of March
(Seed addicts add this to you diaries)

this year the they will be giving away

Blue Lake French bean
A super-productive climbing bean that will give a heavy crop of long tender green pods with just a bit of care.

Black Beauty courgette
Heavy cropping and quick to grow, just a couple of plants will keep you in courgettes all summer long.

Royal Chantenay Red carrot
Short and sweet, these conical carrots are ready in just a few months and are perfect for growing in containers.

Mixed Leaf salad
A tangy, tasty mix of salad leaves made up of crunchy lettuce, delicate chard, tender spinach and spicy mizuna.

Sweet Genovese basil
A versatile herb with a lovely fragrance, this plant is perfect for growing on a warm windowsill - and for making pesto.
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Post by Adrian on 14th February 2010, 6:14 pm

I`m sure that if any one happened to pick up spare packages of seeds, then sticking them in the post to a grateful webmaster would be appreciated

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Post by MrsC on 14th February 2010, 8:06 pm

I'll see what I can do Badger - no promises yet as I seem to recall it took a fair bit of time to get one set out of them last year!

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Post by Adrian on 14th February 2010, 8:50 pm

oh, I was kidding. I recover and store most of my own seed and buy the rest from a young chap who runs a heritage seed business up the road.

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Post by Compostwoman on 14th February 2010, 8:59 pm

I never got mine, despite them saying I had!

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Post by Sparhawk on 14th February 2010, 9:08 pm

MrsC wrote:I'll see what I can do Badger - no promises yet as I seem to recall it took a fair bit of time to get one set out of them last year!

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They sent me 2, very useful for seed swaps Wink

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Post by Compostwoman on 14th February 2010, 10:37 pm

Ah HA! You got mine!

Give them back AT ONCE! Very Happy

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Post by Sparhawk on 14th February 2010, 11:23 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Ah HA! You got mine!

Give them back AT ONCE! Very Happy

:bigaston: Hmm, I wonder where they went...

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