Late November Garden Surprises

We are still experiencing a mild winter, with plenty rain and hardly any frost. While walking around a rather sodden garden the other evening there appeared to be an unseasonable amount of colour, though admittedly it only occurs in little splashes.

There are good things to eat too. The white sprouting broccoli, is just coming. It is the first year I have tried this as I usually only grow purple sprouting. I suspect that if it was colder it wouldn’t be sprouting yet but it’s a nice addition to Brussel sprouts and red cabbage, and the odd bit of calabrase from the tunnel.

And there are still some Katie Apples – yum.

Katie Apple

Katie Apple

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13 thoughts on “Late November Garden Surprises

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Unlike you Eliza I am very bad at picking flowers to enjoy inside in a vase. I must try harder. It would being a bit of “summer” to these gloomy November days:)

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  1. Julie

    Lucky you! We’ve had some harsh frosts here this last weekend where a lot has finally succumbed. We love Red cabbage but have not grown any this year, yours looks very healthy, the sprouts however, I am not so keen on!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Red cabbage usually do well for us so it one of our winter staples – though we did suffer so early slug losses. Sprouts aren’t up there among my favourite brassicas – but again pretty reliable and I just stem lightly or stirfry and even the kids eat them without complaint!

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  2. Jane

    Lovely to see such colour & fancy the borage shooting again. Just typical that I love sprouts (only 1 in the family) but can’t eat more than 4-6 at a time! For a sweet tooth it’s funny that I like the bitter taste – I’m waiting for some more frosts as they’re not bitter enough yet. What wonderful vegetables you have.

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  3. Lori Fontanes

    Yes, the weather has been extremely weird this autumn! Yesterday I noticed a cabbage I had thrown into the compost bed a few months ago had managed to hang on and looks better than ever. Enjoy the blooms while you can!!!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Weird weather sums it up Lori! Though today is perhaps a good day to be grateful for all that weather does give us – sun, rain, rainbows etc

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