Wednesday, 17 December 2008

From the garden ....

Posted by Rosie

As we near the Winter Solstice, the veg garden looks rather bare and weather-beaten, but it is still producing a surprising number of vegetables:

Celeriac, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, leeks, swede, curly kale, parsley, brussels, turnips, chard, leaf beet, very tiny late beetroots and lettuce, mesclun and chillies from the polytunnel. There are also potatoes and pumpkins in store.

Some of these will run out soon but hopefully there will be some produce for a few more months. There is always that difficult period in spring when the winter veg has finished but the summer stuff hasn't started but I hope that this year the polytunnel will help bridge that gap. I also have lots of healthy looking purple sprouting broccoli and spring cabbages and a fair number of bags of beans and vegetable based meals in the freezer. What a long time ago that courgette glut seems to be now!

The chickens are also still earning their keep. Admittedly we have only had 2 eggs today but yesterday and the day before there were 6 eggs each day. That from 10 birds of which 3 have only just come into lay is, I think, a good number. Thanks girls.


  1. Merry Chirstmas, joyeux noel. Wishing you a fabulous new year.

    "May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love."~ Ada V. Hendricks

    Love Sxx

  2. Happy Christmas to you all Rosie & heres to a good years gardening ahead of us all lol!
    GTM x x xxx

  3. Seasons Greetings to you all and may 2009 be a good year for you Rosie.

    Cw xx

  4. hope you are having a good Christmas

    and thanks for the biscuits! yum!

  5. Thanks for all the Christmas and New Year Wishes - sorry we weren't here to reply but we are back now and looking forward to all that 2009 holds.

    Rosie x


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