I sat down this evening with the part of the seedbox which is 'veg but not peas or beans' & sorted all the seed packets into 'keep - for next year, or maybe the year after' & 'I really can't see me getting this sown'.
The exercise means that I now have 38 seed packets for redistribution to others - coo - & it raised a number of interesting questions:
1 why do I have a packet of lovely purple brocolli, a packet of heritage green brocolli - both excellent & on the 'keep' pile - yet I also have two identical packets of Mr F bog standard brocolli?
2 why do I have three unopened packets of beetroot? Not being hugely keen, I grow half a packet a year for chutney, and not even that this year.
3 why do I have achocha seeds from Veg Heaven and the seed swap parcel, yet I have about 3 million seeds to save from my own plant this year - and it is a contender for world's most boring veg?
4 Why have I kept the packet of celery seeds when the only time I grew celery in was so stringy it was inedible, and the wine I made from it was vile too?
5 Why do I have so many seeds that I can quite comfortably give away 6 types of tomato & 3 types of pepper without blinking...?
I am happy, though, as I can now get all the seeds in the box - just the peas, beans & flower seeds to go now...