Of Cabbages and Parsols…

No, not the opening of a Lewis Carol piece, but what is going on here in the autumn season.

2-IMG_0511Every year, some years more profuse than others, and this is a good year, huge Parasol mushrooms grow up near the wedding ground. Here is one with a rather bored dog told to sit beside it to show scale. You can eat them, but in truth they are pretty tough and lacking in taste.

4-IMG_0522And here are winter cabbages and cauliflowers planted out in re-used builder’s bags, not ideal raised beds, but they work and we have rhubarb and have had two year’s potatoes from them – well, a third year growing from those we failed to harvest twelve nonths earlier.

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