Most of us have heard about guerilla gardening, but I want to introduce you to the concept of guerilla seed saving lol
We went out for lunch at the weekend to a newly refurbished pub down in the south east of the county. I had the house salad; the usual things - various leaves, rocket, potatoes, tomatoes.............oh the tomatoes! Being a keen heritage vegetable sort of gardener, I instantly recognised them - Green Zebra, Pineapple, Black Krim and a smaller black one, and a red and orangey/yellow striped one. Nipped off to the Ladies for a paper towel, came back and dissected the tomatoes, ate some, saved a little for the seeds. I'll sow them today or tomorrow, grow them on, save more seed and share them. Good lunch and free seeds for £8. Bargain.
Other things I've had success with - sowing beans from the grocer, straight out of the bag - I'm on my second year of my own strain of kidney bean now, looking good; buying potatoes of unusual varieties (Waitrose good for his, or smaller, independent shops) and growing them; buying one of a variety of unusual tomatoes, and saving the seed from them - my friend and I did this in Auchterader last year, from the wonderful fruit and veg shop on the high street.
I'm just about to start a trial of soya beans too, and some black turtle beans - I got both of these at 10p for a 100g bag reduced in Morrisons last week. Will report back.
Anyone else grown things from unusual sources?