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zafiro1984 wrote: »
Is anyone starting yet to think about what to grow for the Autumn and Winter months?
Primrose wrote: »
I,m growing curly Kale which does have to be netted round here to protect it from the pigeons.but is otherwise hardy in cold and bad weather. Have also got a couple of rows of leeks which seem to be pigeon proof.
The other thing I grow which for some reason seems to be pigeon proof here is Swiss Chard. which is another useful green leafy vegetable. I don't like the Bright Lights varieties with the red and yellow stems which look attractive but havea rather earthy flavour.
Instead I grow a big leafy variety called Fordhook Giant which I can really recommend. It's pretty winter hardy, looks attractive with bright green leaves , and grows quite quickly so ensures a ready supply. You just pick off the bigger outer leaves feom each plant as they're ready and it keeps producing new leaves. It also has a wonderful spurt of new green leaves in spring before it finally goes to seed.
unrecordings wrote: »
I got some lovely parma ham reduced at the supermarket deli this morning - anyone know the Italian for 'pigs in blankets' ?
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