Yesterday was a bittersweet kale day for me. After finding some ridiculously late cabbage white caterpillars munching my garden kale to death, I was pretty despondent.
However, the morning brought a sharp frost, so the leaves would be nicely sweetened. To cheer myself up I headed to mum’s plot to nab some of her kale, which had been unaffected by the pesky cabbage whites.
So I harvested some lush green leaves and headed home with them for tea. Here are 8 tips for getting the best from your kale, whether you’re harvesting or cooking.
Over the past fortnight or so, I’ve been clearing the remains of summer away from my plot and beginning the process of manuring the soil ready for winter and another growing season next year.
I’ve made fair progress so far, tidying one bed and spreading compost over the top, and I’m about halfway through another one. Its a job I like to take my time over, and as long as I’m manured by Chrimbo I’m generally happy.
Although a job that can be taken time over, tidying up after summer is still an important one. Here are 7 tips for getting the most from autumn clear up.
Three years ago today, I was edging closer and closer to finishing my three garden raised beds.
If you’re thinking of trying raised beds, I’d thoroughly recommend them for a number of reasons, including attractiveness and the chance to control your soil. Since using my beds for the first time in 2014 I’m well and truly converted.
Now is a great time to be out building raised beds. Not much is growing, and the summer veg has been pulled up so the plot will be nice and clear and ready for your structures to be built.
Here’s my rough guide to making a raised bed.