It wont be long now before all the courgettes and squashes are harvested - the foliage is dying back or getting mildewed - whilst we were away we visited the local allotments to have a nosey. (Talk about coals to Newcastle) I love allotment sites don't you? There were even sheep kept on one allotment! Anyway, one plot had all the pumpkins lying on bare soil with no greenery left whatsoever, I presume the allotment holder had done that so as to ripen them - I think they were still attached to the root. So I have started to cut away all the surplus foliage - I am surprised at how many weeds were lurking beneath
There are still plenty of Gold Rush Courgettes to harvest on three plants -
And the Patty Pan Squash are still producing (sorry about the blurred photo but I didn't have my reading glasses with me, so I can't judge the distance very well - blind old bat).
The early morning sun was lovely and shone on the Purple Sprouting Broccoli, highlighting is beautifully
The Savoy Cabbage is beginning to heart up blurrily
And the January King Cabbage even more blurrily - oh dear - note to self - take your glasses with you next time!
This is a bit clearer picture of the Red Cabbage which has been given a good seeing-to by caterpillars, but the heart is okay and slowly getting bigger - I'm sure it should have been ready by now, but the weather has held it back - I found a good recipe for Braised Red Cabbage on another website but can't remember which - so I am looking forward to eating it - eventually.
The Curly Kale has been left alone by the caterpillars -
as has the Scarlet Kale (looks more like purple to me - oh well)
and finally, we have Leeks - I have been pulling them small, but there are plenty left to see me through the winter. All in all, I am reasonably chuffed with the progress of everything, and as long as there are no major disasters, we should have cabbage coming out of our ears!