Monday 7 September 2009

A Winter Less Bleak

Yesterday I suggested that our winter cropping vegetables might not be quite as successful as our summer ones have been. However there are a few exceptions to this.

Having determined early in the season that all the Brussels Sprout plants had died apart from one which then turned out to be a weed, you can imagine my surprise when not one, but two of my cabbages turned out to be Brussels Sprout plants. (I hear your giggles but in my defence they look very similar when they are young plants.) They appear to be doing well, so if nothing else we will have our Christmas Day sprouts straight from the garden, a target I had set myself at the beginning of the year.

The pumpkins we planted are also growing and flowering well so I am hopeful that they will fruit in time for Halloween. I would really like to be able to carve a home-grown pumpkin for our Little Garden Helpers. It will make it that extra bit special for all of us.

So with fingers crossed for some successes it isn't quite as gloomy in the garden as I painted yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. What a difference a day can make. I feel really downhearted when I get a failure, but the next success soon makes up for it.