he winter has been a bit harsh on the Gardening Pixie’s vegetable garden. For the first time we have attempted to grow a winter crop this year. We have brussels sprouts, Leeks, carrots and winter lettuce.
Sadly, the lettuce is limp; the carrots are tiny and the sprouts are growing, but certainly won’t yield a Christmas crop. Perhaps our garden is not sunny enough to grow much this time of year.
Yet, on a more positive note! The Leeks are growing well, and we can use them in soups and stews. We also have an abundance of herbs: plenty of sage and rosemary (all grown from seed!). These are perfect for Christmas foods; such as sage and onion stuffing and rosemary roast potatoes.
Even more positive, the compost is thriving! Yes, you may laugh. But compost is a brilliant way to dispose of kitchen waste and scrap paper or card. Hopefully, it will be all rich and crumbly in time for Spring, and will provide a fairly organic start to next year’s crop.
Bye for now, The Gardening Pixie X