Wishing you have a peaceful and productive New Year in the garden!
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|Above: Corn salad 'Cavallo' seems to be growing steadily and ready for some eating.|
|Above: Mizuna, an oriental type salad - the leaves can be harvested for long periods and look rather interesting as a garnish.|
|Above: This is the result of a seed pack called Salad Leaves 'Winter Blend' which contains kale, rocket, mustard and mizuna seeds; it was sown in August direct into the ground. It has been slow growing. The mizuna seems to be the strongest plant. But good to have salad this time of year.|
Hope your holiday preparations are going well!
|Above: Beetroot that definitely isn't edible!|
|The Kohl Rabi looks a bit tough too. I harvested one, cut in in half and discovered something had eaten most of the inside of it! On the plus side, they're really pretty and I like seeing them in the veg plot.|
|Cabbage 'January King'|
|I just love all the Autumn colours - beach trees are great for this!|
|Above and Below: Birds are feeding on sunflower seeds and berries in the garden. (A few bird feeders with nuts and seeds help out too!)|
|Above and Below: Variegated holly and red tinted leaves remind me its getting close to the Christmas holidays!|
|Above: Some of my seed packs - I really enjoy growing things from seed.|
|Above and Below: Thyme grown from seed this year. It started off so very tiny (above) however, it has ended up a decent size by the end of Summer (below).|
|Above: Mint has had its ups and downs over the Summer. It had some sun scorch on the leaves - I suppose from watering at the wrong time of day. I have this plant sunken into the ground in a plastic pot in the hopes that it won't be a thug and take over the bed.|
|The rosemary thrives even now in December. I used some of it for Thanksgiving Day cooking! I suppose it has been the star herb this year!|