It seems like only the other day that I lifted my Shallots and replaced them with this Cavolo Nero, which has grown rapidly in the last couple of weeks. I'm not going to harvest any yet. I want to leave it for the Autumn, when all the Summer crops have finished. Cavolo Nero, like most types of kale, is very hardy and will withstand some extremely cold temperatures. After planting-out there is very little you need to do to kale, except weed around it occasionally.
|Cavolo Nero "Black Tuscany"|
|Runner Bean - "Scarlet Empire"|
|Climbing Bean - "Cherokee Trail of Tears"|
|Parsnip "Gladiator" (Right) and Beetroot "Boltardy" (Left)|
|Turnip "Golden Ball" [Yes, they do need thinning out...]|
|Spring Onion "White Lisbon Winter Hardy"|
|Curly Endives - mixed varieties|
So that's the state of play at present. There is still a lot to harvest before this year is done, but there's a limit to how many pictures of Runner Beans, Beetroot and Tomatoes I feel able to publish!