Six on Saturday – 14th April


We planted up ten pots of tulips this year.  They are definitely later this year than last.



The first shoots of asparagus have started to come through. We planted up one of the raised beds with 20 crowns last year.  It’s a waiting game until we can crop next year.


I love this variety of Japanese spinach like brassica.  It is easy to grow and cook.

Purple Sprouting Broccoli


I had written this off as cabbage.  It just didn’t grow as tall as PSB normally does. It’s nearly ready now though



Taunton Deane perennial kale is now providing masses of leaves.  It’s very good in a soup with home grown and dried beans.



The first stalks of rhubarb are ready before the forced stuff this year.  Maybe the plant I forced was not as strong as usual.


  1. Morning Richard. Those spinach plants look in good heart. I have some root trainers,I tend to use them for beans and peas. Maybe I should get some more. I also want some deeper modules.

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  2. I might have to check them out. It’s been a busy year for me, so I’ve tried to keep my seed planting down, bolstering things w/plugs, but not finding komatsuna plants. Love this other name for them – mustard spinach.

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  3. Another reader interesting in the Japanese spinach. Might have to look around for some plugs to see if we like it. In fact, your whole Six look delicious, even the tulips.

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  4. Haven’t had a lot of luck with rhubarb, mine was green. I know it’s supposed to be the same taste, but it certainly doesn’t look as nice!

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