Even the frost-hardy plants are struggling to cope this year, sadly. Even before the official start of winter, we had been having severe frosts for months and hoar frosts like this one (below) – where everything freezes solid:
Usually in the morning when it frosts, I spray water on the frozen plants with the hose sprinkler, but this time (above) I had to do it continuously for 2 hours as the water kept on freezing straight back into ice! 😦 It was so exhausting.
SO, WHAT WE DID MANAGE TO HARVEST A BIT AFTER ALL, AND THIS IS LISTED BELOW:
6x stalks Celery – albeit a bit frost damaged
The last hail and frost damaged fully grownTat Soi – as it was going to seed, removed the whole plant
Half a bowl full of Sprouting Broccoli – Rudolph Winter Purple, Winter Green and Romanesco
Half a bowl of mixed Kale – Blue Ridge, Pink Stem, Cavolo Nero, Vates Blue Squire, Red Monarch & Red Russian
2 large handfuls of mixed Mustard – Komatsuna, Coloured Frills, Deep Purple, Giant Red, Purple Wave & Streaks
2 large handfuls of Pak Choi – leaves only; I usually allow the plant to keep growing and produce more
…. and 2 solitary baby “Mini Me” Lemons 🙂
Elsewhere in the garden tho, the winter crops are still attempting to grow, frosts, ice, hail, snow or not!! Thankfully!
Brussel Sprouts and Winter Cauliflower doing pretty good so far – these are the biggest out of my 20+ plants…
For now, have happy gardening wherever you are and whatever you are growing. Peace, from Suz
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