|Hamamelis in flower since last December|
I'm happy to say that I've achieved that second goal too. Granted, the bunches of flowers from the garden can sometimes be rather small,
|A small posy of Rosa Moonlight picked in early January 2012|
And last autumn I set myself a third goal: growing vegetables in my potager for 12 months of the year. I haven't reached that goal yet because I only started last September (with sowing lots of vegs for the winter months) but I'm getting there. Harvesting vegs in winter can be a bit of a challenge but so far I'm doing great: Brussels sprouts, cavolo nero, red cabbage, Jerusalem fartichokes, leeks, carrots, kale, Swiss chard, wild rocket and much, much more. So much in fact that I manage to score at least 1 meal and fresh greens galore for my chooks from the potager on a daily basis. Salads I love so I have them almost daily and fortunately in my potager I'm still spoilt for choice as you can see here:
|Salad of giant red mustard, wild rocket, mibuna, lettuce, land cress, red chicory and endive.|
Dear Veg Plotting has set herself a garden goal too: to have a salad from the garden at least once a week for a whole year and as I thought it a splendid idea I've joined in the fun of what is now called 52 Week Salad Challenge.
copyright 2012 Y.E.W. Heuzen