hows your sprouts?... lol.
this year i have got to eat more sprouts on my xmas dinner we had a great year with brassica's with enough sprouts to feed four familys we already has some with sundays dinner.
xmas dinner grow your own style.
own red cabbage
unfortunatly growing a turkey up the allotment was not allowed. sainsbury's job.
We are eating our last cabbage of the year today. I had to dig through a foot of snow to find them. My neighbour looked over the hedge saw me digging & asked what I was doing, I said " I know I have some cabbage somewhere". I've just been up the garden & took a photo of the brussels & leeks. When the deep snow melted the pigeons attacked the brussels so I put a net round, that stopped them.
i do like the size of your garden eric, i'd love enough room for more veg,
my brussels shot up and started producing sprouts, i stripped the lower leaves as i always do and after a wile they stopped growing. they are about the size of small marbles. my leeks are getting bigger hopefully in the spring they will finally be ready.
i planted mine out august or september. the leeks are about half inch diameter, the brussels dont look very good either they are not much bigger than my thumb nail, i'll take some photo's later
I dug more leeks yesterday but broke my spade shaft. I've set them to deep, I was to enthusiastic with the crow bar, I must fit some device to limit the depth to about 6".
What a big space to grow veg, the allotment we have is pretty small but we still get lots out of it.
I had to pull my leeks after the snow/frost spell as they were going over, shame but the tasted good.
My purple sprouting broccoli looks like it hasn't survived, i tried to keep it going but the cold spell was too much. Such a shame as it takes forever to produce.
On a brighter note my white sprouting broccoli has survived unscathed, must just be tougher.
we were lucky with this plot it is approx 60m in lenght by 6 m width
a bit of work had to be done to make it pratical it was full or weeds and boggy when i had taken the plot over and on heavy clay ground.
i had to put in a drainage chanel due to a small brook /stream collecting above the plot but now it is basically a 60 x 6 meter raised bed and i have also taken over the half of next doors plot the size of that is 30 x 6m will update photos later this year.