From parsley peas to tall top beetroot, these resilient seeds will bring joy to your garden and flavour to your table
Every new year, I make a list of things that stole my heart in the garden. In 2020, fresh greens meant more than just nutrition; they were something I could control, a way to show care to the Earth and those around me, and they reminded me I could be resilient in spite of it all. From favourite flavours to looks that pulled a scheme together, this is what thrived on my organic patch.
Cime di rapa is by no means a new variety: it’s been kicking around since 1885. But to watch its exuberance for life – there’s no faster-growing green in the dark days of early spring – is to welcome a new world into your garden. Plus, sautéed with garlic and chilli flakes, you’ve got yourself supper. Sow now till the end of spring (from thomasetty.co.uk).