As we stepped in, you could smell the stench of rotting brassicas.
Look at my beautiful rainbow chard, now looking meek and sodden, maybe they will get a burst of energy and come back up.
I can't say the same for these cabbages which will be heading for the compost bin for sure. We stepped into the hut to see how the roof was holding up. You may remember rainwater was coming through one of the corners. It actually wasn't too bad at all.
We had stored some Orla potatoes in the hut in jute sacks. When I checked them, they had all gone saggy. We hadn't stored them properly. Such as waste and Yes we are disappointed, but it is a lesson learned for next time.
I don't think I will be getting a second burst of my amazing early purple sprouting broccoli, but the 'nine star perennial' white broccoli is looking good, there are some buds emerging. These leeks are looking okayish though.
Here's me in my sequin black hat and purple coat trying to pull some leeks out of the ground. I managed to pull out four.
I also harvested some sprout trees. There a little on the small size.
I decided to keep the healthier looking leaves of the Brussels sprouts plant too. I've never had them before, so the intention is to eat them over the coming week, perhaps with some mashed potatoes. I would have harvested some parsnips and beetroot, but I wasn't dressed appropriately, maybe next weekend.
The short visit was also a reminder of the work that has to be done. Remember our wind damaged greenhouse, if we can repair it we will, otherwise we will have to build one like the one above (see my header) with discarded window panes that can be recycled. I also noted that some of the bed panels had been dislodged, they too will need to be replaced. Ah so much work to do and I am not just talking about the seeds. Roll on springtime.