This year I have got a HUGE selection of seeds from Marshalls Seeds. I really do like Marshalls seeds as they have a really good selection of different modern and traditional vegetable seed varieties, including almost all of my favourites!
Along with the seeds I have saved myself, got from seed exchanges and the rare varieties I buy these will be the main crops I am growing this year.
I wanted to share with you the varieties I got and the reasons I specifically chose them.
Tomato “Gardening Delight F1” - It’s said to be an improvement of the original Gareners Delight variety that I have enjoyed growing in my garden for the last 10+ years.
Courgette “Goldmine” - A wonderful yellow courgette variety that seems to do well in the UK’s unpredictable summers.
Dwarf French Bean “Satelit” - Marshalls recommend this variety for shows so I’m hoping to enter these beans into the local show in summer.
Broad Bean “De Monica” - I like to grow this variety for the beautiful flowers as well as the tasty beans. The plants are incredibly hardy and reliable in my experience.
Climbing French Bean “Cobra” - Super-productive! Quite similar to a runner bean but with a slightly better taste and not at all stringy.
Carrot “Resistafly” - Not grown these before but I’m hoping they will help me beat the carrot fly!
Beetroot “Boltardy” - A trusted variety that always preforms well for me.
Runner Bean “Firestorm” - I like to mix these plants on a wigwam with Cobra french beans for a longer cropping season and mix of flavours.
Shallot “Zebrune” - This is one of my long time favourites. I originally found out about these from Dan at the Allotment Diary and have loved them ever since! These are a “must try” for everyone!
Carrot “Autumn King 2” - A wonderful maincrop carrot that stores well over the winter.
Pea “Hurst Green Shaft” - Small peas that are sweet and easy to grow.
Leek “Oarsman” - Last year these grew far better than the standard Musselburgh leeks, I’m still harvesting these huge leeks in March.
Tomato “Sungold” - This is my favourite garden crop of all time. By far the sweetest tomato available with a really nice tangy aftertaste.
Pumpkin “Polar Bear” - This is a variety that is new to me but will make spooky halloween pumpkins.
Calabrese “Komodo” - I’ve been having some problems with clubroot so am trying this resistant variety in the hopes of better crops.
Cauliflower “Tirza” - A really early variety that I’ve heard some really good things about.
Sweetcorn “Honeydew Improved” - I’ve grown this variety for years and love the Honeydew sweetcorn! Very reliable even on my cold allotment site.
Marshalls are a great seed company, they give a generous quantity of seeds, the packets are very detailed and their service has always been great. I’d highly recommend you check out their seeds.