Last autumn I was given a bunch of brassica seedlings by a very nice old gentlemen, who was impressively knowledgeable in gardening. The seedlings were from his own seed collection, which he must have been doing for a very long time. Sadly, in September this year he passed away after a long illness. His seedlings had grown into impressive plants at that time. And I decided to let some of them go to flower to keep saving those seeds, in memory of Cookie, man of the earth.