That is two of my raised beds full of brassicas, securely netted against the white butterflies. In the nearer one are six Brussels Sprouts, and in the further one are six Purple Sprouting Broccoli. the Brussels Sprouts are two plants each of "Brilliant" "Napoleon" and "Bosworth", so I should have a successional crop. The first ones ("Brilliant") are nearing maturity already. I reckon I will be able to start picking at the end of September.
|Brussels Sprout "Brilliant"|
I have applied the same approach to the PSB, though of course they will not produce a crop until next Spring. Five of the plants are looking big and healthy, and even the one which nearly died (after a Cabbage Root Fly attack) is catching up rapidly. In my photo it is the one nearest the camera.
|Purple Sprouting Broccoli|
I have already harvested a few Cabbages (I hadn't expected "Predzvest" to be ready so soon!), but I still have three of ""Tundra", of which this is the biggest.
This is my patch of Leeks. Some of you may have seen me posting about having harvested my first Leeks, last week. I was very pleased with them. So pleased in fact that I have filled the spaces from which they were extracted with new seedlings - some of those I had been growing for "Baby Leeks" - which will now get an unexpected chance to grow to full maturity.