The garden is looking vibrant, with the Barcelona tulips triumphantly returning for their fourth spring – not bad for our heavy clay. Advertisements
Slowly we are making our way through the last standing leeks and winter brassicas, clearing the ground ready for this year’s planting.
The garden falls quiet in December; a timely lull as our attention has been scattered elsewhere; with weekends away and indoor tasks claiming most of our free time in recent weeks.
I have already mentioned how impressed we have been with the Broad Bean variety ‘Stereo’ this year.
Parsnips are a fickle crop. It is common knowledge that they are slow and scarce at germination, particularly with older seed, and thus it is often advised to buy fresh seed each year.
It’s possible to grow a considerable range of produce for the Christmas dinner table, from potatoes to salad.
A day off work and a long drive east across the changing countryside took me to Perch Hill in East Sussex last week, for Sarah Raven’s Year Round Veg course.
A wonderful tongue-rolling name for the cultivar group of kohlrabi, the German turnip (Brassica oleracea Gongylodes group).
Continuing my review of progress in our kitchen garden at the start of August.
This month I’m finally taking the plunge, and joining the EOMV hosted by Helen to track the (hopefully rapid) changes in our garden now that we have the makings of our first partial ornamental borders.