Back in March we put down a couple wooden raised beds at The Glen House. We filled them with compost and top soil and then the real fun began!
We planted lettuce, salad onions and cabbages. We covered them with netting to stop the birds getting at them. Month after month we fed and watered them and watched them grow.
A member of the cabbage family, Curly kale is very common. Instead of forming a head, the leaves grow in a loose rosette at the top of a stem. The leaves are green, sometimes tinged with blue or purple, and their flavour is strong and distinct.
The lettuce grew beautifully next to the salad onions. They have a relatively mild onion flavour, and can be used as a vegetable, either raw or cooked. Seemingly, the best to harvest the lettuce is in the morning before leaves have been exposed to sun!!
Finally, nearly three months later the veg was ready to harvest.
It was a slow process to go through all the veg, but well worth it! I washed and prepared everything that was picked and froze a large portion of it so that I can have fantastic greens all year round.
It’s vegetarian week at Angie’s place, so I’m bringing the rest of my delicious crop over to the party at Fiesta Friday.