Friends for dinner last night so thought we’d have some veggies from the garden to go with the meat. Last of the parsnips ‘White King’ – very variable in size but good flavour and swedes ‘ruby red’ I think. These swedes didn’t get very big but the flavour when roasted was fab. The bigger ones all went into the soup pot just kept the little ones for roasting.
Just so you don’t think the veggies are hiding weeds that’s sticky catchfly waiting the be transplanted in spring. I started with a 69 centime plant from Aldi but it is so easy to grow from seed I’ve got it all over the garden – great plant just too bad you can’t eat it. With the roots finish that only leaves savoy cabbage, leeks, calabrese and kale. The garlic will be in till summer and the spring cabbage looks months off eating the plants are still so small.
This savoy ‘best of all’ cabbage has done pretty well you can see the outer leaves have been heavily munched but the heads started to form after the caterpillars had done their deed so no great hardship. I’ve grown about 12 of these which is enough for the two of us. I probably should have spaced them further apart – I’ve got six in a metre square which according to everything I’ve read is way too close together but I’m not sure I want football sized cabbages.
Hmm calabrese jury still out on this veggie. Six weeks ago I would have said ‘no way’ not worth growing but it’s going up in my estimation. Once I harvested the tops it sprouted new so I’ve had two cuttings so far and another ready to harvest. Must get out today and weed that right hand bed it’s looking a right mess. The left one is ready for potatoes in March the four inches of manure seems to be keeping the weeds in check well for the moment anyway.