Well they were planted in January, I'm aware it is now February- no heckling from the peanut gallery please. So as the weather warms up I am focusing on harvests and maintenance and clearing beds so I have space for spring planting. I probably should tell myself that instead of buying more komatsuna and mustard … Continue reading Last Brassicas of January
Specifically Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis. Yeah. It's napa cabbage time. The 4x4 bed has been cleared, so it was just a matter of shoving over the mulch for planting. Oh yes, this is a well amended bed. It was at this point I realized I had less space in this bed then I thought for … Continue reading Finally- it’s cabbage time
Well, the "yet more Asian greens bed". Besides the black summer Bok Choy, a vegetable that is eaten all over Asia, and today the world- I've planted two vegetables that are fairly particular to Japan, Komatsuna and Shungiku. Komatsuna is of course a brassica- but Shungiku isn't. More on that later. Before I planted, but … Continue reading The Japanese vegetable bed is in!
Cupid's arrow struck me with a deep abiding love of brassicas a long time ago, and my affection has never dimmed. From my childhood obsession with broccoli to my modern love of komatsuna, both oleracea and rapa are the loves of my life. Which is why when a seldom eaten but much loved member of … Continue reading A new green enters the story. Spoiler alert! It’s a Brassica.
Or in the case of the first two names, Cantonese. It's my 100th post! So since I harvested my first Bok Choy of the year, I thought I'd do a deep dive into one of my favorite cabbages! Bok Choy, also know as Pac Choi, which is how my garden center spells it- is a … Continue reading Bok Choy, Pac Choi, Brassica rapa, it’s all Latin to me.