We have 10 growing beds up front.  This one is poetically named “Bed 3.”

bed3_24jan09_smallUp front are some parsnips, behind which are Bibb lettuce and a few spinach plants (most of which were consumed by us for dinner the night of 1 March 2009). You’ll note these are under “bird netting”, if these plants had not been protected by netting, they would all have been consumed (as was the fate of the winter “snap peas” on the trellis at the rear of this same bed.  Most of the bed is occupied by a winter “cover crop”–fava beans.  On either side of the trellis are broccoli raab (or broccolini).  We’ve had some of these for dinner on 2 occasions, the rest are going to flower.  The cauliflower at the very back of the bed never “headed up.”  To my dismay. I realized the seed I had saved and grown these from, one “Snow Queen” variety, is a hybrid, which means you get a fairly useless plant from its seed!