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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Cabbages n' Kale Update


Back in early October last year I wrote about growing cabbages, to be eaten as spring greens, in the greenhouse....click here.
They were a 'Spring Duchy' variety that could be eaten early as a spring greens or left to develop into hearty cabbages. I put 3 pluglets into each of these planters and popped them in the greenhouse once the colder weather arrived. I have a client who is doing the same experiment with me and while her cabbages romped away in her greenhouse, mine didn't really do much so I decided to pop them into one of the raised veg beds (as it was such a mild winter) to see if they'd perform better, which they have...phew! 


Darned pigeons have spotted them so I have installed fencing, a moat, armed guards and a rottweiler to keep 'em off!


As well as cabbages, I've also been having a go with Kale. The image above was also taken back in October of last year when I planted up a starter pack consisting of Curly Kale 'Midnight Sun', Black Kale, Curly Kale 'Emerald Ice' & Curly Kale 'Redbor'.


Here they are now...they're not huge but boy do they taste good!!!


Nothing beats growing it yourself!





4 comments:

Flower Freak said...

Hi Jane,
I had to laugh over your garden fortress!Fortunately, we don't have to contend with pigeons but, plenty of other pests!
It's interesting that young cabbage is being eaten raw. I like cabbage. It must have a little bit of a "bite" to it.
Time will tell if it's something that catches on in the US.

Indie said...

Ha, that's some impressive defensive measures!! At least it seems to have worked well!

Beth @ Daylily Soup said...

I'm on my way over to make a salad! :-)

Swimray said...

No birds in my garden but the slugs love my little cabbages - Dutch White.
Ray

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