Well, one flower. I thought I’d try planting mangetout in October in an open coldframe – just to keep the worse winds off them. We’ve had frost on a few occasions but they seemed to keep on growing although very slowly. Surprised today to see a flower appearing. Don’t really think I’ll get a meal out of this lot though. You’ll also notice that forget-me-nots has moved in to keep the mangetout company.
Hopefully, a bit more productiveness coming out of this little lot. We’ve been filling the leaf bin then leaving it for a couple of days then topping up. Looks like another top up is due. The manure is from our next door neighbours horses – they’ve got four so there is no shortage of muck. We’ll keep adding to this pile over the next week or so then call a halt. By next winter this will be lovely and crumbly. Last year’s pile is now sitting on top of where the potatoes are going in March- I’ve left the worms to do the digging!
Something I might still get a meal out of before the New Year is the perpetual spinach. This is such doer and I love the flavour. Don’t know how many pickings I’ve had off this little stand. Potato rosti, perpetual spinach and poached eggs on top – yum yum! If I could only grown one thing this would be it- easy peasy and tastey. Must admit it looks better in the garden than it does in this picture.