Yesterday evening I spent hours online, and with pen and paper, scribbling down which seeds to buy and veggies to plant in the coming year. With Christmas coming I thought I could create a Seeds from Santa list, so that 'Santa' (in all his friends and family forms) would not be stuck for what to buy me.
My favourite place to buy seeds at the moment is online at Real Seeds. A seasoned plot-holder recommended them, and he always seems to do brilliantly with his plot - winning many Best Plot awards.
In 1838 they were driven out of their homelands in the state of Georgia by the US government to make room for more European settlers , a forced march known as the 'Trail of Tears'. This bean is one of their heirlooms they managed to keep with them and has been passed on from generation to generation ever since. Early Pole Snap/Dry. Tall, purple flowers, rounded green/ red pods. Black seed.
Our latest basil has a strong lemon scent! Use it with salad dressing, fish, peas & some sweets, as well as making a nice tea.
Particularly good with bean dishes and potato cakes. 3' Tall. Spicy-citrus flavour.
* Yellow Mange-Tout
There are lots more on my unusual list, including: Giant basil and conversely, the Tiniest leaved basil; shiso herb; chinese/garlic chive; papalo herb; coriander (that's particularly good for 'Coriander Leaf' harvest, not Coriander gone-to-'Seed' harvest), mitzuna, mustard greens, and raab (which is a bit like a green sprouting broccoli).
Well, I think it relates to the planning I am currently doing for the coming year, in all areas of my life, but including my business.
However, I reckon you can sum up my Big Plans by saying that they contain:
1. Stuff I Love, and
2. Action relating to Stuff I Love.