Last of the Sweet Pea.
This year I planted Sweet Pea to add a bit of colour to the plot, a job it did very well. Now its days are numbered and only a few flowers remain. Fortunately, a ‘pest’ilence earlier in the year, has provided for some surprise autumn flowers…
Calabrese in flower.
My calabrese was neglected this year. The heads were permanently covered in slug slime and the one time I did cook any (after a good cleaning) it had a disconcertingly slimy consistency. Now the plants have been left to do their own thing and are producing lovely yellow flowers, plus the odd slimeless, and edible, side shoot.
Ready to bloom.
My cauliflower were also overrun with slugs and left to grow wild. Now they are close to flowering and I’m looking forward to seeing the results!
You’re on a roll!
More like a tumble, Julia 🙂
forgot to say – if the s peas are good you can take seed and get going for next year. have just planted my seed and fingers X
Great idea… thanks for the tip!
The side shoots look fab, and I’ve found that bees love the calabrese flowers
If I was bee I’d go for them too!
So aptly named, those sweet peas! ‘Fessing to ignorance, that calabrese looks like an awfully good head of broccoli to me! 🙂
I grew up calling it broccoli but apparently the large tight-headed forms are calabrese while the loose headed forms are broccoli, eg. purple sprouting broccoli. In the USA, however, calabrese appears to be a rock/horror band… http://www.calabreserock.com/
I love the pretty lacy flowers of your cauliflower.. will it produce more veggie for you??
As far as I know, you only get one head of cauliflower. The little flowers may be edible though, as I think the calabrese flowers are.
Well done, Val. Direct and beautiful.
Thank you, Hook!
Beautiful pic of the sweetpea!