May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.

~Irish blessing

Monday, January 12, 2009

January Veggie Garden

Sown late, because we were away in Italy, most of the summer veg is just starting to get going. The zucchini plants are going crackers and the first male flowers are opening with small female flowers close behind. Tomatoes are continuing to flower and form on all the varieties and we're collecting ripening yellow tumblers regularly now. I'm especially excited about the big Black Russians forming and the beautiful ribbed Marmandes (below).

Strawberries keep giving and giving.

On Peter Cundall's advice I am sowing the winter veg early this year. The broccolli and winter lettuce was sown last week, and today I sowed leeks, tuscan kale, cabbage and brussel sprouts.

I sowed these radishes last week and was amazed as they broke the soil in only a few days. These are amongst beetroot seed that is starting to sprout. The radishes will be harvested long before the beetroot need the space. I've done the same with carrots too.

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