Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas Day Vegetables

After the lights went out around 8.p.m last night due to a fault (no chance of getting anyone out until Boxing Day) and I woke up to a blocked sink I admit Christmas stress started to get to me...

My three year old daughter and her beautiful smile saved the day. Looking at her I feel humbled, she is still totally happy with quite simple things.

Oh and then there's the prospect of fresh organically grown vegetables for Christmas dinner.

What's on the menu?

- A little home grown Giant Winter Spinach.
- Leeks (we have enough to last until February)
- Brussel Sprouts reared in pots
- Fresh Sage for Sage and Onion Stuffing
- Potato Dauphinoise with plenty of home grown garlic from the store

Didn't grow the carrots in the picture, great colour though. Maybe next year.
Enjoy yours and Happy Christmas all.


  1. Happy New Year wishes to you and yours Q, and a successful season on you plot Interested in sprouts grown in pots - what size did you use?

  2. Happy New Year wishes to you Jacqui and good gardening.
    Re: Sprouts in pots - I used builder's buckets - made holes in the bottom with a knitting needle. Very cheap from my local DIY store, although not particularly glam.
    Growing them on bokashi'ed kitchen waste worked quite well.


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