Our garden is set out in 3 patches; roots, brassicas and other. In planting and thinking of next year’s produce we discovered that radish, turnip and swede despite the fact the part you eat is a root and are classed as root vegetables are all members of the brassica family so should be grown in that area.
In researching this fact I found out that turnip is believed to have originated as a cross between a cabbage and a swede! Who knew?!
So Head Gardner had been to the allotment to pick up the potatoes and broccoli for dinner. Littlest digger was in her element and came back pleased as punch. Again we know Tesco’s/Sainsbury/Morrisons (insert any other supermarket name) will not be going out of business but it feels nice to know tonight’s pork chops will be served with new potatoes, chives, broccoli and cauliflower all lovingly grown by us.
Well I’ve been watching our brassicas getting bigger and bigger and I can’t put it off any longer. After reading and asking for advice it looks as if I’m going to have to protect our brassicas from a huge onslaught of diners even before it gets to our plate.