Lost Seeds initially helped me come to grips with these changes, but they have since moved to the mainland and while they still stock a great supply of varieties, I prefer to support the local suppliers. Most of us are aware of Southern Harvest, however another outstanding supplier is Inspirations Seeds based north in Exeter. Each month they produce are very informative newsletter which I highly recommend you read.
This winter I have seen particuarly impressive results from Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower that I have sourced from these guys. The size of the heads have been massive and the inital side shoots have also been very large. The recent cauliflower is by far the largest I have ever grown, and all with minimal effort as our winter is perfectly adapted for them. I have tho ensured the quality of the soil by green manures the previous season, manures, compost and worm teas.
The following Cauliflower is the mix purchased from Inspirations Seed.
|A large cauliflower with a large Vegemite jar to provide context|