What’s Growing On?

This area:

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has purple kohlrabi, spinach, “Rocky Top” lettuce mix and rainbow Swiss chard. In the center is Strawberry Spinach. This area gets a fair amount of shade so hopefully these greens will do well here!

Early Purple Vienna Kohlrabi (the seedlings look VERY similar to both Russian Red kale and also look just ilke the purple cauliflower seedlings)!

Early Purple Vienna Kohlrabi (the seedlings look VERY similar to both Russian Red/Ragged Jack Kale and like the Purple of Sicily cauliflower seedlings)!

Monstrueux De Viroflay Spinach

Monstrueux De Viroflay Spinach

And in the Bee and Butterfly Garden area:

The milk weed is finally popping up!

The milkweed is finally popping up!

Borage is especially attractive to bees

Borage is especially attractive to bees. The leaves taste just like cucumbers and the flowers are also edible. However, they do get pretty prickly as they mature, so beware the stems!

8 thoughts on “What’s Growing On?

  1. thelandroverownerswife

    I’m growing Kohl Rabi again this year. We’ve eaten it (the purple type that is) cooked and raw before and our preferred ways are grated raw over a salad and/or as a substitute for cabbage in coleslaw. It has a relatively mild cabbage type flavour in our experience which is why we prefer it raw. Cooking it has always seemed to take what little flavour it has out. It’s also quite a ‘wet’ vegetable when grated.

    Good luck with the growing – they really are a strikingly pretty vegetable, in an alien sort of way :) I’ll be interested to see what you make of it, come harvest time.

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      1. womanunadorned

        It looks like a spaceship! Tastes like a cross between an apple and a turnip (if you can imagine this). I’m putting some in raw in a salad tonight in fact.

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