The small broccoli in the above photo was found under some leaves that protected it from killer frost damage.
Photo right: My very first chicory (radicchio), small (about the size of my fist) but beautiful. Few years ago I tried to grow chicory but it never formed a head. Imagine my excitement when I saw this small red and white beauty in the garden. Definitely planting again next year.
The ginger in the photo above is one of the pieces I planted in the garden in April. Now that I know it is possible to grow ginger in this area, I will be planting more.
I combined thinly sliced chicory with other greens in a salad, dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, delicious. Chicory does have a bitter taste but the balsamic dressing balanced out the flavor. Love the combinations.
Beedy’s Camden Kale & Lacinato Kale
I got my Beedy’s Camden kale seeds from Dave, Our Happy Acres. Appears to be a very hardy kale. Still looking good in the garden even after a few nights of killer frosts. The lacinato kale on the other hand is not as hardy and did not survive the frosts. The small amount above was hiding under some leaves (the plant had fallen over).
Not sure how I am going to cook the kales, may combine both in a soup.
Sent the visiting family home with leeks and 3 pounds of carrots. The leeks were not as fat as last year’s and the carrots are mostly short and stubby, not sure why. The cosmic purple (center) is supposed to be 6 inches long and tapered.
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