It doesn't always pay to be over tidy in the veg' garden.
At Haddock's I am now harvesting three types of sproutings; The pukka purple sprouting (centre), Cavolo Nero sproutings (left), and Curly Kale sproutings (right).
Many gardeners have already grubbed-up their old plants by this time of year, depriving themselves of these delicious little gifts from otherwise spent plants. Even those old Brussels Sprouts plants will send out sproutings, and they're delicious.
So, don't be too quick to tidy-up before your Spring planting. Let nature take its course, and benefit from her bounty. You'll be pleased you did.
Personally I always cook twice the amount I need for my evening meal, and have the rest as a salad for lunch the following day. Lovely Jubbly.
re Haddock's. Yesterday was a perfect gardening day. I rotovated, raked, and planted. The first to go in were the Red Onions (always an easy crop), a few Red Cabbages, and some Caulis. The 2015 campaign has begun!
I also had the first few sticks of forced Rhubarb. Heaven!