Yesterday I picked the first leafy harvest for our dinner. The lettuce seedlings, which were given to me by the neighbouring narrowboat resident when he left the mooring, had grown enough to take a few leaves for eating. They are crisp and firm, and likely to overwinter well I think. I also harvested several leaves of the wonderful, fast growing giant red mustard. Those are the red-veined leaves that you can see in the picture. They are also winter hardy.
It is good to come full circle, from building the plot to taking the first harvest.