Saturday, 8 February 2014

Winter Leeks

Oh that our winter temperatures were five or seven degrees farenheight warmer. It would extend the growing season appreciably and enable one to have a much enhanced selection of fresh vegetables available for cropping during the twilight months.

At the moment I am limited to perpetual spinach, chard, winter cabbage, swedes and leeks. Of course there are still some peas and runner beans in the deep recesses of the freezer as well as gooseberries and blackcurrants and there are supplies of onions, garlics, potatoes and even a couple of cucumbers in the cellar, but that isn't quite the same as being able to walk into the vegetable patch and pull or pick veg for the evenings repast. I dug half a dozen leeks (Musselburgh) this afternoon between showers. They have now been consumed.


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