Wow, what a beautiful morning out there in the garden and what a great place to start. Spring is so full of beginnings and endings, most of the beginnings (summer veg) are still in the hot house waiting for the days to warm up just that little bit more (find out more about summer veg soon) but the end of the winter veg is out there and ready to be picked. Those last broccoli that went in to the garden in winter have suddenly shot up and formed lovely heads, the kale is having a growth spurt along with the Brussel Sprouts and Cauliflower, but pretty soon it’s all going to change for the Brassica (all of the plants I have just mentioned fall into this family) along with the season.
You will notice all the lovely Pak Choy, Mizuna, Bok Choy and Rocket wanting to bolt and make flowers (more Brassica ) don’t worry its part of their natural cycle, they are annuals and perfectly suited to our growing season, so now is the time they want to flower. Have you noticed how many of the annual weeds are flowering now? Look at the wild radish (another Brassica) and the cape weed, it’s all flowering and ready to set seed in summer to start its cycle all over again.