Friday, 14 January 2011

springing back to life!

Temperatures in the south-facing greenhouse have been well up this last few days and some of the plants that looked very sad a week ago are now springing back into life.
Lollo rossa lettuce has plenty of fresh new growth and is great for picking the odd leaf to put into a sandwich.
All the swiss chard growing outside has been ravaged by the frosts but one container of September-sown plants under glass is greening-up nicely. Yesterday I lifted celeriac, turnips and leeks and these have gone into a hearty winter soup.

The desire to get sowing has finally got the better of me and I sowed some cress and salad rape on damp kitchen towel to give me some sproutings to use as a sandwich garnish. This is one way to get fresh produce right throughout the year and is so quick and easy even children can be encouraged to get involved.

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