Yesterday, whilst sorting out the ground for the penultimate tomato plant, I noticed a cauliflower head appearing in the plant that I’d left in the (vain) hope that after a year of growing and having its energy zapped by the neighbouring Jerusalem artichokes, it might actually produce what I was growing it for.
It may be too small to see in the above photo but I can assure you that it has already grown in the last 24 hours. It’s a healthy plant, so I see the chance now that it could form a solid head. Mustn’t get ahead of myself, though….. It could just as easily bolt, like its sisters last summer.
Anyway, tonight I’ve sown Purple Haze carrots as a companion to the tomatoes on the right of the photo. Of course, I would also like the carrots for their own sake but I’ve only once got a decent root – back in the summer of 2011. Beginners luck methinks!