Kitchen Garden Guides

Monday, November 14, 2016

It all started with a surprise head of broccoli….

It has been a long and extraordinarily wet winter and spring but some plants seem to have outdone themselves whilst I was inside by the fire. Yesterday, between showers, I went to a corner of the garden to check on some purple sprouting broccoli I planted months ago and I found a head of the most gorgeous broccoli I have ever seen, and not a sprouting broccoli in sight!

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I moved on to the rainbow chard and picked as many leaves as would fit in my biggest basket.

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I stripped off all the stems, oooh-ing and aaahh-ing over the crisp, wet leaves, the brilliant colours of the stems and the total lack of snail holes. Everything was chilled and glistening from the rain. Imagine how healthy I felt eating that!

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Then this afternoon I went again to see the beautiful, purple broccoli head, this time taking my camera. Then I continued on around my garden in some rare rays of late afternoon sunshine, capturing the glory of a spring which has appeared despite all the rain…..

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2 comments:

Selina B said...

ohhh my your garden is amazing!
what a beautiful broccoli head! & that wonderfully gorgeous chard!
your flowers are divine!

thanx for sharing

Kate said...

Thanks Selina!