Thursday, 18 September 2008

calabrese


Just a note to say how well calabrese is cropping.

It is the most-reliable of all brassicas and delivers large florets in its first flush and then second and subsequent crops of smaller florets.

The freezer gets quite full because they do freeze well.

The plants are not frost hardy but the series of mild winters has seen the plants left in the soil until early spring for the past few years. Although by the autumn the main cropping season has ended, the plans then have the virtue of dissipating the heavy winter rains. Their roots hold the soil together, reducing nutrient loss. And they make a delicious tea for the three princesses who hold sway down the garden!

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