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  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    I liked the parsnips I grew last year, like a cross between carrot and parsley when eaten in July, but sweeter in mid winter. Leeks were lovely, still going too, albeit slimey and requiring some peeling. Root parsley turned out okay, worth growing this year. I liked the salsify, but it did tend to fork, and produce roots that were only fit for the compost bin. Beetroot has done nicely, all gone now, the last was ruined when I spread some compost, so best not do that. The carrots ran out in January, they were lovely. Kale and winter radish are going in this year. The garden is getting a bit bare now ...

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,002

    Perpetual spinach is still green and producing. Last year the purple sprouting broccoli did well, but I didn't grow it this year.

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  • Dug up the last of the parsnips for last weekend's roast - lovely.  Still have leeks and savoy cabbage in the ground plus, my favourite, winter squashes which have been stored since just before the first frost a few months ago.  Have about half a dozen of those left.  There are still enough stored potatoes to last until the first earlies are ready.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Parsnips kale still going
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267
    I'm still harvesting Leek's and kale. Both have done well. Chad did well into December, will need to wait to see if it grows back again in the Spring.

    Celriac is very small, it was planted late though so hoping it will start gowing again when the weather warms up.
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  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267
    Must start it sooner this Year
  • Hi all

    I love the veg over winter as I personally think that the cold weather gives it that better taste.

    I am still harvesting kale 3 types amazing, swedes so sweet, leeks by the hand full any size, parsnips first time but not the last, cabbage, and last week actually picked the last of my spring onions and sprouts.

    However still waiting for my favourite sprouting purple brockali which is without my best winter,spring veg that provides an abundance of fresh veg which if I cannot eat get given to friends, family and the freezer

    happy gardening





  • Still eating swedes Helenor and January King cabbage

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