Things at Haddock's are, at last, beginning to show signs of life. The Broccoli is almost ready for picking (what there is of it), and should continue to flower for another few weeks.
Beneath the 'forcing' pots, the stunningly beautiful Rhubarb is beginning to sprout. This is when it's at its best; young, tender, and free from slug damage. I shall give it another week, at least, before enjoying my first Crumble.
Otherwise, the Horseradish is growing well, and, just like every year, tempting me to buy a big joint of Beef.
Meanwhile, Lady Magnon will be feasting on Australia's freshest seafood, prime lamb, fillet of grain fed beef and a bountiful crop of some of the world's freshest and exotic fruits and vegetables. LOL!ReplyDelete
Especially the beef, John. She going to Rockhampton Ql; the Beef capital of Oz.Delete
Great seafood at Rockie as well - straight out of the Coral Sea!Delete
Looking good, Cro, especially the rhubarb. Beautiful! I've never tried forcing it like that.ReplyDelete
You must! You just need a big pot (I use the ones that trees come in at garden centres), and as soon as the tell-tale buds appear, cover them to exclude all light.Delete
Good grief Sir, those Turkens are, um, well - alternatively aesthetically enabled! I'm glad that they are the size they are and not ten feet tall.ReplyDelete
Real food, real quiche.
Ugly brutes, but great layers!ReplyDelete
Now I really feel bad as I haven't even started planting out yet!ReplyDelete
Quite fancy growing some horseraddish Cro. Does it spread like a weed?
Not like a weed exactly, but one needs to dig it up occasionally to keep it under control. Sainsbury's ready-made is good too.Delete
Pre-strangled hens - how convenient. In my part of the world 'forcing rhubarb' is a euphemism like 'strangling the chicken'.ReplyDelete
You need to send this post to John...he's getting nervous about how to survive if the petrol delivery people go on strike...could learn a thing or two from you Cro!ReplyDelete
nothing like a horse radish omelette :-DReplyDelete
I've never heard of that Kath. But then I have eaten horseradish and tomato sandwiches.Delete
Looking good, Mr. M. I will have to try the forcing. I love cobbler/crumble with strawberries.ReplyDelete
Who care if the hens are ugly...its however it comes out of the hen, and into the pan that counts! :+)
Have a great week and weekend, Mr. M.
I hope the universe gave those poor hens extremely high quality eggs to make up for their haggard and ravaged appearance.ReplyDelete
I can honestly say they're the best I've had!Delete
Looking good on the Haddocks!ReplyDelete
I'll have to check the rhubarb in my garden. I awoke to a bit of snow this morning, and i do have some large pots i can use for cover.
As for your ugly-duckling hens, I'm glad they're happy chez Cro. And, in my experience, real men don't give a toss what others think of their eating habits.
I must say, you do know how to live life well. I'd say high on the hog, but not sure you have THEM. But you can sure live for a long time on what you DO have and grow right there. Yum, fresh horseradish. All those fresh mushrooms. Broccoli. All ya need is a pasta tree and a vineyard to make your own wine.ReplyDelete
The rhubarb looks lovely. My mother used to make wonderful rhubarb strawberry pie, and I'm dying to make some soon. Mom isn't good with crusts though. Shoe leather.ReplyDelete
Sounds like me, Amy. I buy mine!Delete
Can entertain ugly hens and rhubarb but horseradish has to be grown elsewhere - just a bit too invasive for me..and as you say Sainsburys is pretty good. (Ever tried blitzing horseradish root in the food processor? Eye watering experience. Don't try it would be my advice.)ReplyDelete
We won't tell a soul that you are eating quiche. Your manhood is safe with us.ReplyDelete
I once dug up a roadside horseradish root - OMG - whilst grating it my eyes and nose were running - it got me at the back of the throat - dreadful experience - I'll stick to Sainsburys thank you very much. Never bothered with forcing rhubarb, but it sure looks purty.ReplyDelete
Your rhubarb is beautiful! Wish I had some.ReplyDelete