Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red Acre cabbage

I am posting this picture just because the plants are so pretty and still growing
in the garden. It seems that little cabbage heads are beginning to form.

I cut all of the broccoli last night and will use the heads, leaves and peeled
stems for this broccoli and white bean soup recipe - perfect for a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Broccoli Di Cicco

This beautiful broccoli is almost ready for harvest. Botanical Interests seed company recommends harvesting the main heads of this broccoli when they are 3 inches across to encourage the growth of the side shoots that are forming in all of the leaf nodes. They also suggest using the leaves like chard. What I find amazing is the fact that the kale and broccoli are growing (albeit slowly) in a section of the garden that receives no direct sun at all in the autumn and winter.

Kale January 23

Snow covered kale in the garden on January 23, 2012.

Kale February 3

Here is the same kale that was snow and ice covered January 23.