My rain soaked allotment trip on Sunday was not only productive but I managed to come home with some delicious homegrown goodies for our Sunday roast. The flower sprouts have done brilliantly this year and there are still 3 stalks left to harvest, all full to the brim with these yummy little kalettes. A mixture between sprouts and kale and full of vitamins, they have been one the easiest things to grow this year and provided me with lots of harvests. I decided to cut a whole stalk to take home with me, we were feeding 5 adults and the spare sprouts can easily be put in the fridge for a few days.
I was not only excited to be harvesting a crop in the depths of Winter but it was also the first time that I could properly use the new knife my boyfriend bought for me a few weeks ago. I’ve had my eye on the Opinel saw No.12 for a while now and thought it would come in handy up the allotment, I wasn’t wrong! I already own both the pruning and original No.8 knives so this was a welcome addition to the family, you can never have too many knives and I highly recommed every gardener to carry one around in their pocket at all times. You never know when you might need to cut some string, prune a rose bush or harvest flower sprouts! The saw cut through the thick stalk with such ease and I carried my tree of flower sprouts home as proudly as carrying a new born baby!
P.S I can’t leave without sharing my other news with you… my purple sprouting broccoli is finally starting to sprout and I am so unbelievably happy about it! I may have done a crazy allotment lady dance when I first saw it… thank goodness no one else was there to see me!