We all have our routines - some stringent and some more relaxed - and although we don’t consider ourselves routine people, when we wander down to our local cafe each morning, to get our regular coffee and sit out our regular seat and have the same regular conversation with the regular barista…well, we realise that some of our habits go unnoticed. A routine helps set our day on the pattern of familiarity, where we won’t be shocked or surprised. It will be the same as yesterday - comfortable.
The routine can extend into the veggie patch too and dictates what plants we grow each year. In the same way, this spring will be much the same as the last. We have our proven tomatoes, salads that we’re comfortable with, and a few other bits and pieces that do the seasonal merri-go-round.
But if you find yourself restless, considering what to do differently this year in the garden, here are five plants that you may not have considered. Maybe because they seem too difficult, or not suited to our climate, or maybe because not enough people have been talking about them so they’re off your radar. So here are 5 varieties that will hopefully light a fire under your gardening routine.