Tag Archives: kale

Cabbage Moths

My broccoli is really healthy this season. It’s been a great crop of leaves, but the flowers have been kind of stunted and I couldn’t figure out why. It gets plenty of water, a regular feed of chook poo tea … Continue reading

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End of the Kale

The kale’s been gone for a few weeks now. I’ve kept a couple of plants in the ground with the intention of harvesting seeds from them. These plants came from seeds from my organic gardening class so I knew I … Continue reading

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Brassica Crisps

I debated whether or not to bother writing about this food experiment as, IMHO, it was a failure. Not because I did anything wrong, but because it just isn’t a very nice recipe. In the end I included it as … Continue reading

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Out with the old and in with the new

One of the things I love about my Sydney garden is that it produces all year. I’m trying to get better at switching between seasons and crops so that my beds are as productive as possible. To this end, yesterday … Continue reading

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Kale and Ricotta Ravioli Recipe

I tried making a stuffed pasta last year. It tasted okay but really wasn’t much of a success. The filling was too wet and the pasta pockets opened up and leaked. Messy – though tasty enough for me to give … Continue reading

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Is that really Kale?

Back in July 2011 I went to an Organic¬†gardening class where the teacher brought in some dried plants so we could to try our hand at harvesting seeds. One of those seeds was supposed to be kale. I sowed the … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

No, this isn’t a post about real estate investing. That’s not the only game where location is important. Even rookie gardeners know that location in the garden is critical. The basics are obvious: how many hours of sun does the … Continue reading

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Mixed Greens, Fennel & Blue Cheese Quiche

Everyone knows quiche is the garbage disposal of the food world. You can throw anything into one. Yesterday a friend was coming for lunch and I wanted something to go with the fennel sitting in my fridge. I wandered into … Continue reading

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Winter Vegetable Garden

The 4 rows of vegetable beds are pretty full right now. They contain (top to bottom): Cauliflower, rocket, lettuce, radishes, peas Kohlrabi, kale Potatoes, silverbeet, basil (old and bountiful), cauliflower Eggplant, peppers, spinach, onions (all ancient and poor producers) and … Continue reading

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Planting Out Kale and Kohlrabi

On April 6th I sowed kohlrabi and on April 9th I sowed some kale in pots. All the kohlrabi seedlings made it into the ground yesterday but I had way too many kale seedlings to plant them all out. Since … Continue reading

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