We have been harvesting the nine star perennial broccoli for about a week now. It makes a nice addition to the purple sprouting broccoli and is prolific. Inside the polytunnel things are growing well too. We’ve just started harvesting baby lettuce leaves, turnip tops, mizuna and mibuna (oriental greens), though the rocket is a little slow. Leaf beet that was planted last autumn is looking great too but as temperatures warm up it will be inclined to bolt. Still it is a lovely addition to stews and other one-pot dishes. Outside the plum and damson trees are in blossom and the pear tree is not far behind.