I have neglected my greens in the forest garden, so I’m making them a Greenery, a place for perennial alternatives to cabbage and spinach.
My first piece of gardening advice is to grow something beautiful & edible near your house. All plants thrive on attention and the promise of a harvest will keep you focussed.
Obviously, I don’t follow my own advice, which is why there is a dearth of winter green vegetables at Forest Garden Wales this year. I did plant some Asturian Tree Cabbage and Nine Star Broccoli which have grown slowly out of neglect, and the other perennials Good King Henry, mallow and sorrel all die back at this time of year.
Part of the problem is that I planted the greens too far away from the house, over & beyond a windbreak hedge. The lack of attention combined with severe drought resulted in stunted growth.