Tatsoi on the left, kale on the right
So I said the vegie garden would be dormant - fallow - over the winter, but I could not resist.
I wanted some new curly kale, which grows well in the winter and is a good leafy green to cook and eat. I also bought a couple of tatsoi plants to try - the man I bought my beautiful seedlings from, at the Bellerive farmers market, said I could pick the leaves young and small and enjoy them as a salad green (though I'm not sure how many salads I'll enjoy during a Hobart winter) or let them get bigger and cook with them. So here's to new experiences in the vegie garden and kitchen.
What cold-weather crops are you growing? And have you ever grown or cooked tatsoi?
The kale, planted. The plastic grid things (I don't know what they are - mum gave them to me) are an attempt to keep the scruffing blackbirds at bay. I have since positioned two pots of pyrethrum nearby to ward off the white cabbage moth