Six on a Veggie Saturday

The garden is starting to become a little bereft of colour as November begins to bite but as I’ve been harvesting the last of the veggies from the raised beds this week, I thought I’d share my wares for a veggie #SixonSaturday!

In spite of the almost total decimation of the Brussel Sprout leaves, we have some lovely button sprouts forming and they are almost ready to start harvesting. Green, fresh goodness from plot to plate – I cannot wait!

This is the last of the Cabbage and I’ve been harvesting from it since mid-Summer! I took my eyes off it though for a few weeks and here it is, it’s producing more fresh leaves to top up our iron reserves!

I’ve been so chuffed with my leeks this year as this is the first year I have grown them! From an outdoor sowing of two rows, almost every seed germinated and I’ve had an abundance of lovely leeks. Most of my friends are delighted too as I’ve given away seven parcels of Leeks and Parsley this week.

Never has my outdoor Parsely grown so well! It’s been cut back, cooked, given away and is the gift which keeps on giving. I’m moved it against a wall now to give it some protection from the very wet weather so it can keep producing those curly, green parcels of freshness!

I’ve decided to grow some Winter salads indoors this year and the kitchen window sill currently looks like a mini allotment. I just wanted to share this these two pictures for anyone unsure as to whether anything will germinate at this time of year. These trays were sown with a mixture of leaf salad, wild rocket, garlic chives and oriental salad. These are the results of one week’s germination! It is certainly worth having a go to be able to harvest some fresh salad leaves from your kitchen window when you can’t set them outside.

On a Saturday, gardeners from around the world share six things from their garden in their blogs and on social media. #SixonSaturday is hosted by The Propagator, a gardening blog you should most certainly check out. It’s a great way to see over the fence of what is going on in other people’s gardens and to find fabulous, new inspiration for your own garden. Check out the #SixonSaturday hashtag on Twitter

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