It's not the best season at Haddock's, but it's still providing me with plenty of food; either in situ, or from last years' preserved harvests.
There's still plenty of Cavolo Nero, Perpetual Spinach, and Curly Kale, as well as some PSB in waiting. I also have a small bed filled with beautiful plump Jerusalem Fartichokes, but I'm slightly reluctant to consume too many; for obvious reasons.
There's not a lot to do at the moment. I stab at a few errant weeds when I find them; otherwise, when pottering, I visit my animal graveyard, or snip at a few brambles and nettles.
Too cold and miserable to do much else.
Empty beds but weed free. Weedless gardens look great to me. The battle with the oxalis?ReplyDelete
No doubt the wretched Oxalis will start to sprout again in Spring. I've been trying to take out the mini-bulbs when I find them, but it's a losing battle.Delete
It looks very neat and tidy. Paul just has a bare patch of earth right now.ReplyDelete
I've tried to keep on top of it, which is much easier now that I have the four beds.Delete
Cavolo nero is such a pretty plant. I like their impersonation of little palm trees. But do revel in your Jerusalem Artichokes with abandon; they're so delicious!ReplyDelete
Teddy made an appearance on my blog today. In fact, got the stage all to himself!
I've been eating the CN almost every night recently. It's the one plant I still have plenty of. Also, I leave them in situ once all the main leaves have been harvested, as they send out small 'sproutings' in the Spring, which are equally delicious. I adore Artichokes; usually I roast them with joints of meat or a chicken.Delete
It doesn't look too miserable.ReplyDelete
Believe me, it is. I've just this second come back from there; I didn't stay long.Delete
It snowed here last night.ReplyDelete
Sunny here, for the moment. I think I'll go for a walk before it rains.Delete
20 degrees here, blue skies and lots of sun, sometimes there are also some benefits to life here.ReplyDelete
Lucky you. 3 C but sunny here. 20 C would suit me fine!Delete
Won't be long before you're out there in full gardening mode..hang on in there!ReplyDelete
I can't wait. Probably still three two/months yet.Delete
North Yorkshire in full sunshine this morning but a very heavy frost and snow forecast for later in the week - at present the snow is in the west. Would love some of those greens to eat = fresh from the garden they are so much better than those that have travelled to the supermarket.ReplyDelete
The snow is in the east.Delete
I grab a few leaves every night. They cook on top of my wood-burner.Delete
It's not here yet...Delete
South Norfolk is covered in snow.Delete
The beds look lovely! I believe you can use the artichokes as a substitute for water chestnuts in a chinese type stir fry as well.ReplyDelete
Well, they are very crisp when raw, so I should think you're right. I'll remember that when I next attempt something Chinese.Delete
I like the look of your garden even if not growing your wonderful veggies.ReplyDelete
It'll all come to life again in a few months... I can hardly wait.Delete
My gardening tools are in the shed and will be there for some time. The first job will be pruning the apricot and apple trees. In another month I'd say. I was just thinking how far behind the UK and France we are seasonally speaking here in the far east of Austria, almost on the Hungarian border.ReplyDelete
The daffs won't flower until early April.
I planted an Apricot tree two years ago, but it died almost at once. I think the Moles got to its roots. I have a large Apple tree to prune, but I'm waiting for the temperature to rise a bit.Delete
I love haddocks, why the name, are fish buried there? Don’t laugh my mother buried a large box of elderly frozen mackerel under the runner beans many years ago and we had a splendid crop. It did not taste of fish either.ReplyDelete
Haddock's was named after a neighbour, but it's a long story.Delete
We used to dig a deep trench in autumn for the runners, and throw everything into it before covering over in spring, and sowing. The gardener used to put all the Chicken feathers, old sacks, and probably his old shoes into it. Like yours it always produced good crops.
I've been spending many happy hours planning out (on graph paper!) exactly where I'm going to build raised beds for veggies in my back yard. Although it's very small, I should be able to put in four 8'by 4' beds. What size are yours? I'd be grateful for any words of wisdom for someone about to build them! :)ReplyDelete
I should think that's the size of my beds too. You'll be surprised by how much it produces! So much easier to look after too.Delete
My garden is under snow. I hope it helps the soil. Two more months, Cro, just two more months.ReplyDelete