It’s surprising just how much food is growing in the gardens of Bealtaine at this time of year, the time of scarcity…but far from it!
There’s the makings of a decent salad, with Fennel, Japanese salads like Mizuna and others as well as a lovely edible garnish in the form of Pansy flowers.
In other parts of the gardens, where little micro-climates exist in the form of stones and shed walls, there’s Flat-leaf Parsley and Thyme.
I used Thyme in roasted potatoes yesterday…delicious!
Purple Sprouting Broccoli is giving lots of florets…delicious raw or cooked and full of goodness! Then there’s Leeks…all grown from saved seed and the stronger for it!
Elsewhere in the gardens I found stands of Kale…shred this in salads and roast as chip dips!
Here and there in the flower beds and in pots…lots of Sage and Rosemary…great herbs to add taste to root vegetables at this time of year!
Bay is growing in abundance, quite acclimatised to the Irish climate.
Golden Oregano continues to thrive past Midwinter.
All of this is growing outdoors, not in the tunnel and these pics were snapped today, 26th of December!
Even the Rhubarb is beginning to produce!
There’s lots of other food in the garden…for birds and small mammals, in the form of berries.
Seeds are available from the link below…
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