These cabbages have taken some serious care and attention so it's a pleasure to see some make it to the finish line. We harvested the two largest round cabbages and a greyhound pointed cabbage that had formed a full head. Clubroot, cabbage whites, overly acidic soil, numerous and various weeds, pigeons, slugs and snails- in your face, the lot of you!
|A git, earlier|
Went home with a basket full of veg almost too heavy to carry. Bosh. The largest cabbage, once shorn of all inedible leaves, weighed 1.5 kilos, which seems fairly impressive to me. Suffice to say I wouldn't want to take a blow to the face from the blighter. Strawberry harvest wasn't up to much mind.
Dinner was grilled courgettes, cauliflower in anchovy butter and half a pointed cabbage cooked in a little butter and water. Felt good to stuff ourselves on nowt but veg, especially after such a meat-laden weekend (bbq at the folks place). The other half cabbage went into a Nigel Slater recipe coleslaw. Never made a home-made coleslaw before, though I will again.
Our nasturtiums are seeding all over the place. I gathered up a bunch of the seeds which will be pickled. A bloke on a herb-gardening course we went on had some pickled nasturtium seeds and they tasted amazing, like hyper-capers. I'll let you know how they work out.