Summer cabbage…. With its peak harvest in August and September this vegetable provides an excellent source of Vitamin C leading up and through autumn. All health benefits aside summer cabbage has had its image tarnished by the soggy mush that’s served up by school and work canteens. In this guide I hope banish the soggy cabbage blues as I show you how to cook cabbage correctly, but first let’s look at how to grow summer cabbage at home.
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Spring cabbage…. A hardy vegetable that’s an excellent source of Vitamin C and glutamine, an amino acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. Health benefits aside, the image of spring cabbage has been tarnished by the soggy mush served up in school and work canteens. In this guide I hope to banish the soggy cabbage blues as I show you how to cook cabbage correctly, but first let’s look at how to grow it at home.
Gortbrack organic farm (Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co. Kerry) is hosting a weekend course on “An introduction to permaculture and how to plant a forest garden” with Graham Strouts (Kinsale permaculture course tutor) on sat 8th & sun 9th august.
Carrots… upon harvest you could be treating yourself to a brightly coloured vegetable whose available nutrients actually increase with cooking - as long as it is not over-cooked. A good source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins A and C together with a form of calcium that is easily absorbed into the body. All wrapped up in a vegetable that is reasonably easy to grow once your selected soil and planting location are suitable.
News from Eden Allotment Gardens:
Here’s a handy list that I compiled in response to that eternal vegetable growing query that crops up as soon as spring arrives, “Am I too late to sow… (Insert vegetable of choice here)? (more…)