We thoroughly enjoyed having home-grown veg. with our dinner this year, especially as the ground has been frozen solid for over a month now. I know a lot of gardeners have been complaining that they can't get their crops out of the ground so, because we had a hard winter last year, I grew leeks and parsnips, etc. in containers in the greenhouse. Although the compost was frozen the veg. were easily broken out. We even managed a few limp lettuce leaves to put in our turkey sandwiches later in the day.