The Welsh have claimed the leek as their national symbol (they also have claims on the Daffodil -but the leek is more reliably available come 1st March) My patch looks a bit raggedy but they clean up nicely. Leek and potato soup is on the menu tomorrow!
The story goes that many years ago when the Welsh were fughting off the Saxon invaders they wore a leek in their headgear. This was a very effective way of identifying friend from foe! To this day Welsh regiments are ceremoniouly handed out leeks to celebrate this event. (I think they must have won).
I don't think the Welsh are big parsnip eaters but I might be wrong:
Curly Kale has a definite Scottish connection. This is Pentland Brig and Its coming into its own.
Last but not least the chervil has decided winter is over and is putting on a spurt! One of my favourite herbs!
Call it at Daphne's for more harvests from around the globe: