Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Winter Garden

We've got three crops over-wintering this year. In the right hand bed are leeks, which we've done before and which are coming on well. As soon as we have finished the last of the carrots we will start eating these. Or maybe even before...
Two new crops for me are purple sprouting broccoli, at the back by the fence, due to flower in February, and cauliflowers, in the left hand bed, due February/March. I'm looking forward to being able to eat home grown broccoli and cauliflowers, so I hope they do alright.

While I was taking these photos I saw these little narcissus in flower. They are right by the house, so sheltered from the wind.

And here in the front you can see what the wind did to some of our fences! Luckily none of my plants or shrubs was damaged.


Auntie Noo said...

hmm I know how you feel about the fence! Well done on the winter veg - I failed as always. The one year I did do broccoli it went brilliantly until it just ripened and the pigeons demolished it all in a day! - Be warned. Netting is your friend! LOL

blueadt said...

I LOVE purple sprouting broccoli but haven't got any this year. The only vegetable we've got in at the moment is garlic. I've covered a bed with compost & carpet and after summer crops plan to get some leeks & others in.

MysteryKnitter said...

Terrible situation! I mean the fence.
The plants seem to be fine.