Sunday, 29 November 2009

Root Vegetables - Familiar and New

It's been a while since I've posted any garden news, this is not my favourite time of the year for gardening and family-wise things are a bit all-consuming at the moment. However this morning I ventured out to the kitchen garden with a pail of vegetable peelings for the compost heap and had a quick look around at the vegetables still in the ground.

I selected a leek and some baby turnip and a large celeriac. The celeriac had the most wonderful celery scent when I pulled it from the ground. This is the first year I've grown it and despite it's long growing season - in the ground from June to December - I'll definately grow it again as it was so trouble free; other than keeping it watered and a bit of earthing up to keep it white there was nothing to growing it.

The turnip are somewhat disappointing at the moment and I don't expect them to grow much bigger through the Winter so I'll harvest them and use them as small, whole turnip. So now off to the kitchen to get warm and start using the vegetables...