My sweet peppers, sown last November, continue to grow indoors ready for planting out in what is left of the polytunnel. Today I planted onion seed in a tray. The seed were from a two-year old onion that went to seed last year. I also finished a new no-dig bed for this year's potatoes. The seed potatoes being small potatoes from last year's crop.
It is very satisfying growing your own vegetables but producing your own seed heightens the pleasure. To know that the complete life cycle of generation after generation of vegetables is carried out only on your land is very heart warming.
A seed swapping group was set up in the local village so we will be able to have a local food of many varieties. Each grower has their own particular skill and so what you can't grow someone else will and will be happy to swap their excess.
I will certainly have an excess of onions by the end of the year. And about time too as I always run out by Christmas. I must have about 2000 seeds this year and they are all going into the ground!