Cabbages do very well, especially as Ben and I have been feeding them our special worm and weed tea once a fortnight! The heads are starting to swell and tighten.
Radishes, Brown onions and Carrots are growing all in the same space. No sign of any black aphids on the onions or garlic so far this year.
I even have a tomato plant that wants to grow in winter. I believe that it may be a broad ripple yellow currant, which is the main self seeded variety in my garden. This variety was introduced into the plot in 2009, so it knows what climate it likes. It will probably get knocked back when we have our first frost, however we are yet to have one.
Garlic and Red Onions are thriving.
The Broad Beans (Fava) are slowly but surely inching their way to their normal 1.8 metres (6ft). Hopefully, we will not have broad bean rust like last season.
So there it is, looking down the path. Lots of citrus on the trees being eaten slowly. It is so nice to pick lemons and limes straight off the tree when you want to cook with them. Delightful.
The Oranges and Mandarins are beginning to ripen, which I can’t wait to get stuck into. Now that I have two Mandarin trees, I will be able to take a piece of homegrown fruit to work for lunch every day.
Who else loves winter gardening?