My garden is definitely in the Hungry Gap now. We are down to the last few Brussels Sprouts (the tiny ones at the top of the plants); even the cabbage-like Tops look less appetising now that the frost has blackened the edges of many of their leaves.
This has been a good crop though, and I have no grounds for complaint. It's just that they can't go on for ever.
|Harvested 1st February
The last four remaining Leeks look a bit forlorn, standing isolated in the space where formerly stood many of their brethren:
The first of my Purple Sprouting Broccoli is nearly ready to cut, but not quite. There's the problem, you see.
|Photo taken 12 Jan 2015
I do also have four little cabbages in the garden. They are ones I planted very late last Summer, not really expecting them to do much. I suspect that they will never heart-up, but there is always the option of eating them as Spring Greens. I imagine that in times gone by veg such as this would have been welcomed with open arms!
|11 Dec 2014
|4 Feb 2015
Those first few tiny green leaves presage the end of the lean months and give hope for bounteous crops from plants still unsown!