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Just perennal spinach left now
Hello Figrat, they've been asking where you are on "Forkhandles".
I have leeks, perpetual spinach and Purple sprouting broccoli in the veg garden, onions and butternut squash in the garage, and tomato soup and runner beans (from the garden) in the freezer.
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For eating right now I've got kale, one last meal of leeks and an abundance of jerusalem artichokes
Nothing. Cavolo nero, purple sprouting, Swiss chard, pak choi and mizuna all frozen to an unsightly mush.
However, the rhubarb is pushing through so we'll be eating that soon enough and I still have some blackcurrants and chillies in the freezer.
I'm sorry about your Cavolo Nero...mine got zapped by the cabbage whites last year, but I did what I could and thought I'd leave it...and there are a few pickings to be had. Am spring cleaning the bathroom, replacing very pretty but insulatingly pathetic voile curtains with thermal curtains (have an 8' single glazed arched window in there). So a la Alys Fowler am saving the voile to peg over this year's Cavolo to deter the little buggers.
Surprised your chard's been mushed...I guess continental weather can be harsh.
There are about 6 swede, around a dozen sticks of brussels, and maybe one parsnip still in the ground. A sack of spuds, half a sack of onions, several garlic and one winter squash left in the shed. Hmm.. woodpigeon casserole with nobs, anyone?
Ah Bob you reminded me! I still have a row of parsniip (twisted and stunted probably), loads of chillies and garlic from last years sowing. And the parsley in the ground is very good - ever since Monty said it was a root veg I have been planting in the ground rather that in pots and he is so right - when I dig them up in spring to put the new plants in the roots are as good as I wished my parsnips were ! And figrat I still have chard too which I had forgotten about cos I've not picked any for a few weeks now so overall not bad!
Just leeks now. Am poised and waiting for my purple early sprouting to produce something - hopefully in the next couple of weeks!