We all like to be asked our opinion, right? So, when Westland got in touch and asked if we’d be interesting in trialling and reviewing some of their products, of course we said yes.
As a start, they sent us some seeds from their Bursting with Flavour range.
According to the Westland website, the Bursting with Flavour range has been designed: “… to help food enthusiasts reach new flavour heights in their home-cooked meals. The range includes a mix of easy to grow fruit, vegetable and herb seeds that can be grown in small spaces …”
I think that here at Quest for Veg we can safely be described as food enthusiasts!
The seeds we received were:
- Tomatoes: cherry baby
- Cucumbers: la diva
- Peppers: (sweet) lunchbox mix
- Radishes: bright and spicy mix
- Carrots: sugarsnax 54 F1
- Beetroot: cardeal F1
Here’s Andrew sowing the tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in the greenhouse, and the radishes in a raised bed in the allotment:
We’ll sow the carrots and beetroot as soon as we get the beds prepared.
One thing that did strike us was that for the ones we sowed in the greenhouse: there were not many seeds in each packet. The average packet contents for the peppers is just six, and the tomatoes and cucumbers ten in each. At £2.99 per pack, I think if we were buying these in the garden centre, we’d probably choose a variety with more seeds in the packet – we do like to feel we’re getting our money’s worth! But if space is at a premium, or you’re looking for something promising more flavour, why not give these a try?
I am happy to report that we will probably not go short of beetroot (200 per pack), radish (400 per pack) or carrots (500 per pack).