I usually start picking up seeds in February and March from local garden centres but, with all the things happening this year, I didn’t buy any before lockdown started. All garden centres closed their doors and have yet to fully re-open. I’m also not keen to go to the shops to buy seeds. I’m not too concerned about picking up COVID-19 as the numbers locally suggest the reproduction rate is low, but I have started working on wards and treating people with the virus, so I’m keen to make sure I’m not putting others at risk just in case I have picked it up. I had let my nursing registration laps, but the Nursing and Midwifery Council has set up a temporary register to allow us to come back and help out.
So, I thought I would try and order some seeds from Amazon. I’ve ordered garden equipment from Amazon before but never seeds. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was not what turned up.
The first packet of seeds turned up yesterday; they look like they were dispatched from, or at least originated from china, but I may be wrong. I have no idea what these seeds are. The packaging does not contain any English detailing what is in the package. I thought I could see which of the orders had arrived on the Amazon app, but they still said they have been dispatched, not delivered.
I used Google Translate on the packaging, and it appears they are Garlic seeds; I did not order garlic!
I intend to sow these and see what grows. The translation could be wrong, and these could be the leek seeds I ordered. So far, ordering seeds from Amazon has been very interesting, and I’m looking forward to seeing what these seeds turn into. It will be slightly annoying if these are garlic as I was quite keen on growing leeks for a winter crop, but at the moment I’m just happy to have some more seeds to sow.