On the homestead: spring is sprung!

Ah, spring is in the air, hobbit baby has finally sprouted a tooth, and the winter salad is suddenly going mad!

Granted it’s been a very mild winter, but I am eternally grateful that so much salad can withstand the English weather to pop up in the spring. Salad is our staple crop as we eat so much of it, and winter veg is our new passion. Thus winter salad = win.

Left over from last year are land cress (modelled here by hobbit baby) winter purslane (miner’s lettuce), spinach, and the remains of some chard that hobbit husband hacked back at the end of summer to keep it under control.

The chard stumps are looking decidedly gnarly and will be replaced by younger plants soon, but until then there are a few verdant leaves popping up which we will make good use of.

Sown so far: komatsuna and perilla.

Self-sown: chard.

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