Cabbage, kale and chard are 'super foods' for better health and luckily they're fairly easy to grow. These leafy greens are packed with folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, fiber and vitamins A, C and K (as per the health books).
Here's a little update on leafy veg I've grown from seed that grow well over Winter months. I like to use these in soups, stir fries, and casseroles. I live off homemade soup at this time of year!
Left: Cabbage January King. Seed sown in late June.
|Above: Chard 'White Silver 2' was badly affected over the summer by black caterpillars, however, new growth is looking good and can go into soup! Seed sown April.|
|Above: Kale 'Nero di Toscana'. Seed sown at the end of June, the kale has been slowly growing throughout Summer and Winter. The soil here is rather poor.|
|Above: Kale Dwarf Green Curled, seed sown at the end of June; very hardy plant. These plants were battered by gales in their early growing period so I imagine this is where the crooked stems comes from?|
|Above: Kohl Rabi 'Purple Vienna', grown from seed at the end of June. This plant looks so pretty in the garden I've just left it for ornamental purposes.|
Back to making soup !
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