Over the last few days, I’ve been clearing a section of garden of blackberry regrowth and roots. I was a little optimistic last autumn, when I took the blackberry bush out of its original location without taking up all the roots. However, I now know….
I have a feeling this will be an ongoing battle but I doubt that the cauliflower and kale I have planted in its place are going to be troubled over the winter.
Aside from the three plants I put in the ground this afternoon, the others are all of different sizes, due to being planted as and when space became available. The largest of the cauliflowers might just start to develop their flower before the cold sets in – I keep taking a peek, but nothing so far.
In any case, I’m really pleased that the kale is already bigger than the one plant that survived last winter. When I used to get vegetable boxes, the late winter ones were full of the stuff and I can’t say I liked it. I think eaten straight from the garden will be an entirely different matter, though.
Last but not least, I still have a number of cabbages to eat. These have grown splendidly over the summer and the crowns are so sweet. I have a feeling they need to be taken out of the ground before the thick of winter, but then again I could be wrong!