I got off to a great start early in spring when there was some glorious fine weather. After that the weather changed for the worse, so I have not done anything for about 6 weeks. The weeds seems to be thriving.
What I planted in late September is growing well. That is -
My herb bed, which badly needs some tidying up, has continued to grow and has done me proud all winter and spring supplying me with loads of herbs, sage, chives etc.
Some salad greens which I had last year have self seeded and will be ready to harvest soon. Initially the slugs were attacking the young seedlings , but now that the little plants are taking hold, the slugs seem to have lost interest. thank God for that!
while you're wondering where to make a bed, one of the simplest things to do would be to plant up a large pot or trough, with a few of your fave herbs bought as small potted plants from the garden centre.
Many herbs, such as sage, marjoram, origano last right through the winter.
It's my first time growing garlic, so I'm looking forwad to seeing how they turn out. On a gardening show, last September, we were advised not to sow cloves from the garlic we buy in the supermarkets, as that mostly comes from Spain, which is a much warmer climate. They said we should look for garlic bulbs that have been specially acclimatized to our temps. I found several species, which I planted in September. Can't get over how sturdy they have been all through the winter. They also said, that once having grown them, we could save seed from them for the next year! We'll see how it goes!
Leeks, I think, are members of the onion family. They have a very mild onion flavour. They are used in many ways as a cooked vegetable. One very well-known and popular recipe is "leek and potato soup". ;D