In between torrential rain last Thursday and Friday, heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, frost and then snow on Wednesday I have not really been able to get much done in the garden this week. I did spread some more manure between the rain and frost spells but that was about it for work.
Did I mention snow?
|Snow on bay|
|Snow covered leeks|
|Under a blanket of snow|
|No digging today|
Despite being pretty much ignored though, the veg garden here at Eco-Gites of Lenault is still providing us with plenty of fresh veg. This is what I harvested a few days ago before we had the snow:
|Winter vegetable harvest|
In the trug there was (clockwise from top left) a savoy cabbage, cavolo nero, leeks, parsnips, brussel sprouts and curly kale.
The leeks and the curly kale went in a stir fry.
We had the cavolo nero pan-fried with chorizo and onion.
The cabbage and brussels went with a mutton stew.
... and I am still deciding what to do with the parsnips.
Not bad for mid January. We also have plenty of summer veg frozen, some bottled tomato sauce (although this is almost finished) and pumpkins and potatoes in store.
Is your veg patch still producing veg or are you waiting to start again this spring? Maybe someone on Annie's How Does Your garden Grow linky will also have been harvesting veg this week.