Winter Gardening


Not nearly enough gardening has gone on around here this year. The garden and a newborn just don’t seem to mix well for me. Even though we planted a Rocket Garden we just didn’t manage to keep up with it.

So last weekend, determined to get something growing the children and their grandparents cleared one of the raised beds while we cooked a roast. I wanted to be sure we got our garlic in the ground before it is frozen solid.

As usual the children were gardening long after our task was complete.

And in amongst the overgrown bed were three beautiful red cabbages. Fresh from the garden and into my pot. Bliss.

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  • Reply northernmum November 29, 2011 at 9:49 am

    You should come to my garden the weeds are forming a coup!

    Lovely pictures as always


    • Reply Kat December 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Thhink of it this way: the weeds are keeping your soil well tilled…

  • Reply Lou @ Littlegreenshed November 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am afraid to say my allotment has been neglected for a couple of months. I must get out and plant some garlic… this weekend! Lou x

    • Reply Kat December 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

      I dream of the day we get to the top of the allotment list (fours years into a ten year wait!)

  • Reply Deborah November 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    That cabbage is lovely!! I confess that I don’t care to eat cabbage much–I like it cold in coleslaw in the summer, and I love to use it to dye things (especially Easter eggs!) but I’m just not a cabbage eater. Isn’t it the prettiest thing coming out of the ground, though?

    Can’t wait to see how your garlic turns out! We’re hoping to try our hand at some soon(ish), once I get the nerve up…

    • Reply Kat December 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      Just leap Deborah, what’s the worst that can happen?

      I am a big lover of cabbage – we eat one variety of another at least once a week!

  • Reply Florence November 29, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    What gorgeous photos. x

    • Reply Kat December 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you Florence!

  • Reply Slummy single mummy December 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    What fantastic photos! They almost make me want to grow my own veg, and I’m the worst gardener ever. My garden is knee deep in dead leaves at the moment :-(

    • Reply Kat December 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Put the children to work raking them up! Why not put some potatoes in next spring? Pretty hands off as veg go.

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