In winter the leeks, Chinese cabbage, daikon radish and pickling greens.
But if that was all we grew it would hardly be worth the effort really, as these vegetables are like a sub-currency in the neighbourhood. Everyone spends the growing season trying to palm off these usual suspects on each other.
So every year I try to grow something a bit fun and unusual and yummy.
This year I got into multi-packs of heritage varieties of seeds.
I have jalapeno, habanero, banana and orange chilis.
I have yellow, zebra, button and yellow button squash.
I have orange, green, purple and zebra tomatoes.
It's just so exciting watching everything out there!
The yield is lower than the usual varieties but I think that makes it even more exciting in a way as the anticipation lasts longer!
green tomato, white cucumber, yellow zucchini and stripy tomato.