Above/below: Bright Lights Chard is making its 2nd show like the pack promised, "Plants usually die back through winter, but will 'come again' the following spring to produce a further early crop, before running to see."(Mr Fothergill seed pack, £2.29, 150 seeds). So here's my second crop coming up; plants look a bit dirty from all the wind we've had lately. I think they'll come around over the next week or so.
Above: This plant looks a little sad but I don't blame it after the Winter we've had. (Bright Lights).
I've still leeks scattered around the garden just calling out to be cooked. Last weekend I made potato and leek soup but I wasn’t too happy with it (texture and taste wasn't quite right). Gonna give it another go this weekend. I’ve still potatoes stored in the garage that I over wintered. Right: Frosty leek. Variety: Leek Musselburgh, Carters Tested Seeds, 350 seeds, 70 pence per pack.
Above/below: My very favourite edible item at the minute is Rocket. (Love it!). I didn't have much luck over the summer as my rocket bolted very quickly. I've been growing it over winter on the kitchen windowsill and sowing new seed every few weeks. I like to put a handful on top of chili or spaghetti and it adds a beautiful flavour.
Above: windowsill baby rocket. (good on pizza too!)
On a final note, thanks for all your comments on my blog. I really enjoy visiting your blogs as well. It's great that we share thoughts and ideas across Australia, UK, Japan, USA, etc. Happy blogging everyone.