Last of the winter veg


Sunday 17 April, 2016 by Uncle Spike

Temps are a climbing… up to the early 30s again now (that’s touching 90F), so time to rip up the remaining half-grown offering that is our ‘winter crops’. It was still just a little cooler than this until late November, so nothing really had chance to get ahold again this year.

But saying that, we had some mild success, with a few meals provided at least. In this current image, we see a few straggly red cabbages, loads of leeks – that’s just one patch of three (they were great this year for some reason), a patch of small yet tasty beetroot and one swede (don’t ask me how) in front of that clementine tree, and two patches of again small, but tasty celeriac (back right; by the compost bins).




The broad beans (next to the greenhouse) are already producing well, and I watered over a tonne (1,000 litres) to them last evening, so they should keep going for another month or so 🙂

In the greenhouse we have peas again, which I planted much later (by almost eight weeks), but seem to have avoided the red-spider decimation of previous seasons (see below), with a decent bucketfull picked yesterday.




Add that to the previous ‘couple of’ decent green cabbages, and whilst could never be termed a roaring success, not a bad winter season; considering it lasted in actuality just a few short weeks of growing time.




2 thoughts on “Last of the winter veg

  1. A fine looking cabbage .. I was wondering how your broad beans were doing 😃

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  2. tippysmom2 says:

    Nothing better than fresh vegetables from your own garden!

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