I priced an organically grown cabbage last year in a certified organic shop and it was $10. Ouch! I thought I would plant extra ones this year so that I could ferment some like we did in our Simple Living Toowoomba Fermentation Workshop a while back.
I am yet to do make up a couple of bottles but must remember to stagger the plantings of cabbage next year so that they aren't all ready to use at the same time.
I still have a love-hate relationship with kale and won't plant as much next year. I find that this Russian kale is getting mildew on it unlike the dinosaur kale. I know I should use it for smoothies but getting into a smoothie routine is the hard part. LOL!
This is arrowroot and apparently you can eat the tubers as a potato replacement when they are the size of a tennis ball. These are probably a bit too big for that so I really need to do my research and learn how to use the plant. We bought this from Green Harvest.
I am trying to pluck enough courage to pick and dry the stinging nettle and today would have been a perfect day to do that but I procrastinated. I want to use it in soap making and perhaps infuse it in olive oil but I really need to get motivated before the CEO gets the weeding bug as he really dislikes this herb even though it is so beneficial. He would probably rather have that bug than the one he currently has....must be a bit of 'man flu' going around. ;-)Apparently even if you get stung by the nettle it helps with arthritis. What???
Not much is happening flower wise for a few more weeks when the garden will be a riot of colour. The bromeliads are doing their thing....
...the camellias are starting to flower....
...the lavender is waiting for me to pick the flowers to make an infusion or perhaps dry them and make some Lavender Wands like Kathy did recently. I did make them years ago but I am not sure I have the patience to do that now.
Have a great weekend everyone.