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Winter Salads

One of the great pleasures of growing vegetables is to be able to harvest fresh salad in the cooler months,the flavor seems fresher and more welcome through autumn and Winter

its important to use varieties that are adapted to growing in these cooler conditions

The varieties that work for me are Continue reading Winter Salads


Growing Spring Cabbage

Spring cabbage  are the cabbages  we grow through the Winter to have available the following spring, they also can be used to produce  Spring greens  which are really just no heading cabbage.

The great thing about growing Spring cabbage is they are spaced  at equidistant spacing and the thinnings in the Spring are used in the kitchen when we need to give more room to the growing cabbage

You can sow Spring cabbage till end of September and plant out till end of October so its perfect for the Autumn

Remember the wider the spacing Continue reading Growing Spring Cabbage



This is my fifth video in my winter greens series. Both Broccoli and Romanesco are much easier to grow than Cauliflower and in the case of Broccoli can be picked over a longer periods as you can pick just the florets that you need.  People also forget that you  can cook the leaves of both of these varieties, which  can be eaten in the same way as cabbage but most people simply discard them, such a waste.  Romanesco has the most wonderful architectural curd and fascinatingly the florets follow Fibonacci sequence for those maths geeks out there!



Never has any other vegetable received so much criticism and disdain for the  effects of overcooking!!!  I think that everybody should celebrate the great Brussel  Sprout