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Winter Harvesting - really happy!

We went to the allotment again today and harvested:
- Leeks
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Cabbage (Jan King)
- Purple Sprouting Broccolli
- Red Cabbage
- Cos lettuce

I was really pleased to have loads of veggies still on the plot at this time of year. This is the first time in 30 years of cultivating that I have managed to keep my planting and harvesting going through winter. Usually I slow down mid-summer which means there is little left to harvest during winter.

Dishing up our home grown veg for Christmas dinner was a good feeling too! I even had some home grown chinese gooseberries to add to the cheeseboard too!

Anyone else harvesting well still?
:D Thanks to MSE, I am mortgage free!:D


  • Angelfeathers
    I've still got loads of Brussels sprouts, chard and 'autumn' cabbages (which went in a bit late and aren't really very far ahead of the 'spring' ones)! :-)
    I'm broke, not poor. Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. (Thoroughly Modern Millie)
    LBM June 2009, Debt Free (except mortgage) Sept 2016 - DONE IT!
  • [Deleted User]
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    edited 9 January 2012 at 3:25PM
    yes it is amazing this year angela. I am still harvesting:

    tundra cabbages
    a red cabbage
    red russian kale
    starbor kale
    autumn king carrots
    corn salad
    land cress
    advantage spring cabbages are ready (too quickly)

    Phew, I never realised that I was still harvesting so much. I am sowing fewer cabbage seeds next year
  • angelavdavis
    Well done both of you.

    I also have swiss chard going strong (had forgotten about this!)

    My parsnips were a disaster this year - really disappointed. I will give them another go in another bed this year. I think I will also grow less red cabbage - it isn't the family's favourite and the chickens won't even eat the leftovers!
    :D Thanks to MSE, I am mortgage free!:D
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