My dad and myself started last weekend to plant our vegetables. We started with potatoes, leeks, parsnips, carrots, turnips, courgettes and tomatoes. At the moment it is just a brownish grey matter but with a bit of sun and warmth we should be seeing the first few 'greenlings' putting an appearance in soon. I have planted Yellow Courgettes (and of course a lot of the green variety) and can't wait to see the flowers and cook them....stuffed with homemade goat's cheese, pine nuts and sage.....yummy.... soon I will get my pumpkin seeds out and hope that my harvest in autumn will be as rich as last years one.
I am really lucky that I have such a big garden behind my house, surrounded by farming fields and that my dad is the most talented farming gardener/gardening farmer around. I tried to get some seeds for Jerusalem artichokes but couldn't find any. Let me know if you know of a place that sells them.
I will keep you posted about the progress of the kitchen garden (hope that we don't have any major mishaps....).