Wednesday, 9 January 2013

January greens

This past weekend I was able to harvest a surprisingly nice basket of veggies, considering the time of year.


In this basket is my final batch of Brussels Sprouts - about 300g.


I have also cut the top off one of the plants to provide us with what is effectively a Cabbage. If we enjoy it, I'll cut the other two. It's a while since I ate Sprout Tops and I seem to recall them being very strongly flavoured.


The sprouts are joined by a Curly Endive - small, but looking good.


And then there is this pale-coloured Radicchio. Is it perhaps "Variegato di Castelfranco"? It came from a mixed pack, so I can't be sure.




Being able to pick something fresh from your own garden, even in the depths of Winter, is just so rewarding!

11 comments:

  1. Everything looks great!
    But that Radiccio is cute ;)

    Cheers,
    Mirjam

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  2. I have massive garden envy. Does it take a lot of work to maintain your veg patch? The end result is fabulous and I would love to grow more than the few tomatoes I usually grow but I'm worried I won't have the time to keep on top of things.

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    1. Hi Kay; No, I don't consider that my veg patch takes a lot of work. I use the "little-and-often" approach - which is eminently practicable when my garden is right outside my door. And the results fully justify the effort involved.

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  3. Fab harvest for January Mark, well done.

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  4. Well done! I must find a way to do some winter harvesting - (Though there is a sprout stalk still in the ground)

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  5. Very nice! I love the raddichio! and wish I had the brussel sprouts. Still need to get down to my garden but Michelle's schedule has changed for this semester and I am trying to juggle the work I have to do at home, the ridiculous times she has classes (some in the morning some in the afternoon) and my work away from home :(

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  6. I agree that winter harvest are rewarding - we need to replenish our stocks so a trip to the plot is on the cards,

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  7. That's a great harvest. I must do better with my winter crops this year.

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  8. Great haul! I've heard sprout tops aren't for the fair hearted to best of luck!

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