New Year’s Day Harvest9th January 2011 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
The major excitement of New Year’s Day was picking beetroot, cavolo nero, mint and carrots from the garden. Just what was needed after weeks of rich food. The carrots were in a forgotten pot that I planted last spring and the beetroot were sown early in the autumn. Thanks to staking and netting (to keep the pigeons at bay) the cavolo nero has stood up well through the winter and there’s plenty more to come.