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January garden treats

January 9, 2012

The Brussel sprouts are doing much better this year vs last. I will attribute this to 4 factors changes vs last years attempt:
1. Hoophouse warmth- soil air etc are all warmer due to the hoophouse covering (not to mention the relatively mild winter so far vs this time last year when we were under 5 inches of snow…..)
2. More compost / nutrients in the soil this year
3. More consistent moisture level in the soil (thank you hoophouse)
4. I remembered to clip the leaves up the stalks when the sprout buds were forming.

We are in a heat wave right now, so instead of using tonight’s cabbage head for soup, I’ll make a nice batch of fresh cole slaw. (Actually not a heat wave, just unusually mild temperatures for early January. Currently, at 6:00 PM, it is 64 degrees and the highs are expected to be over 60 for the next two days as well….)

I had a couple of small radicchio heads still hanging in there too, so I’ll add a little of it as well. Maybe a minced shallot too..

That’s all for today. I know it isn’t much but heck it is January…

(The sprouts are for mrs cohutt to snack on while I type this quick post and then make my slaw….)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    January 9, 2012 6:31 pm

    Nom nom nom

  2. January 9, 2012 11:03 pm

    Beautiful! You could make sauerkraut, y’ know…

  3. January 11, 2012 7:17 am

    Beautiful blemish free cabbage. I’ve never had much success with sprouts although I do like them.

    • January 11, 2012 1:14 pm

      Confession: After I loaded the picture I noticed the small slug @ 10:00 (inside of big leaves). When I trimmed the outer leaves and base/stem, I found where this had emerged from. There was quite a disgusting little clan of slugs down in the base of the leaves around the stem. Yuk.

      So, blemish free, not quite.

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