Not much is happening on the allotment at the moment, but with just a little pre-planning there are still a few wonderful Winter colours to be seen. Just look at this Ruby Chard
. Worth growing just for decoration I think.
I haven't been able to get out on to the plot for weeks now, it has been under water and on my heavy London clay it is just not possible to walk on it at all.
But I donned a pair of wellies and took the plunge this afternoon to see what's out there. Just look at my rhubarb
patch coming to life. I must give them a good mulch of rotted manure and compost to keep them happy.
Look at this little baby rhubarb
leaf bursting through the bud. What a miracle of nature!
The biggest surprise of all is that my Purple Sprouting Broccoli
is starting to come out already.
This is an extra early variety called Rudolph
. I've not had it this early before, perhaps I planted it a bit earlier in the late Summer and it had time to establish. I hope this keeps going through till March!