Monday 31 August 2009

Brassica Bonanza

Things have gone well under the net. My cunning plan of close planting to suppress the weeds worked pretty well, although I had some difficulty picking my way through the enclosure to harvest plants without causing any damage.

Visually the 'cavolo nero' has been the most dramatic:

But a word of warning - we expected our first picking to be very tender, but it was as tough as old boots! So allow plenty of cooking time for this Italian kale, or stick to the Scottish variety:

Here's 'Tundra' cabbage which we have high hopes for, come winter:

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