At the end of last season I sowed two pots of carrots with the last of the seeds in the packets. Amsterdam Forcing and Autumn King. I brought them into the greenhouse when it got too cold and more or less forgot about them. Here are the results. As you can see from the pictures, the Amsterdam Forcing produced better carrots, nevertheless, I was pleased with the results. I will definitely grow end of season carrots again to provide little sweet treats throughout the winter.
My four containers of salad leaves are still going strong, enough for one or two salads a week, but soon I will start sowing new batches, a little at a time, for continuous crops right through the spring and summer. These have overwintered well - I haven't watered them too much, as those that I planted in the grow bags started to go mouldy. It's hard to get the ventilation in the greenhouse right over winter, I don't think the mildish weather helped.
These onions in a container in the greenhouse have sprouted beautifully. I won't be using them as onions, as such, just using the greentops as you would chives. The theory is that they will just keep growing and producing tops for cutting, and live permanently in the pot.
Just had to show you again the beautiful scarlet Kale, as it has matured the colour has got better and better. Most of it is lying flat after the heavy winds but the colour certainly livens up the garden.
The picture top right is the purple sprouting broc which managed to stay upright. One of the plants is producing spears, and I have just harvested a second meal from it. It is one of my favourite greens and even though it takes room up for several months - I believe it is worth it and gives you something to harvest when there is little else in the veg plot.
The Cavolo Nero, bottom right, is a bit pathetic this year due to insect infestation earlier in the year, it never really recovered, but it is showing new leaves so I may well get a few meals from it yet.
Finally, you know I keep banging on about the Calabrese that has been shooting non-stop since March - well, I checked the plants over this morning, and managed to pull another few tenderstems from it. Will these plants ever stop producing - hope not!