Monday, August 16, 2004

Plant a cabbage...

Another update on a previous posting, "Plant a radish, get a radish," which quoted the song from the Fantasticks. A comment from Philip, a London barrister, apprised me of a law case finally decided in the House of Lords: George Mitchell (Chesterhall) Ltd. vs Finney Lock Seeds (1983, 2AC 803, for you legal buffs). It seems our farmer purchased seed for Finney's Dutch Winter White Cabbage, but what he got when he tried to grow it in Scotland was an inferior brand of autumn cabbage which was completely unsuitable for the climate.

"Plant a cabbage might get a cabbage but this may be in doubt," observes Philip wryly.

Now, Philip, about my spring onion seeds which never germinated...