A tray of summer cabbage (Derby Day), cauliflower (Snowball), Rainbow Chard and Perpetual Spinach. This spinach truly is perpetual, as I have been taking seeds from the same packet for several years now and there is still enough for another couple. I enjoyed the same variety of cabbage last year, but I am never quite ready to harvest it on Derby Day, in mid June - more likely at the end of July, but nonetheless tasty for that. Rainbow Chard is always on the list - I love those brightly coloured glowing stems and large green leaves, but I have never been terribly good with cauliflowers. No tight white curds here, but open green florets. This year though, a new variety, so who knows?
All tucked up under a polythene duvet we have broad beans (Super Aquadulce), curly and flat leaved parsley, more leeks (Atlanta and Pandora), Welsh Onion, lettuce (Red Batavian and Pinokkio), Calendula, sweet peas, and purple podded peas (Ezetha's