At Wishetwurra Farm, December’s warmth continues.
Oats sown on the thick layer of manure are starting to fail.
Here’s a patch of parsnips, with leaves lightly limned by frost.
In some of the unmulched areas, corn salad (“mache”) has established itself in big patches.
Those plants that have survived November’s few hard frosts have been thriving in our mild spell of these last weeks.
The next chance we get, these “Bleu de Solaize” leeks will get thickly mulched with seaweed.
The minestra nera thinks it’s spring, and is making flower buds.
Purple leaf center ribs of red russian kale make a compositional “X”.
And lastly, old ribs encircle the yellow stem of yellow rainbow chard.