I missed a week!! That is terrible of me! I was rather busy with work, training and bank holiday planning, I was too rushed to post anything. I don’t think I made any interesting recipes either :S *wrist slap*
Anyway, the point of this post is my vegetable plot…everyone needs one.
I have a vegetable plot. I can’t believe that this wasn’t my first post. I am so proud of it. I started it in February and, despite my amateurishness at gardening, vegetable plotting and general plant cultivation, I have had some amazing successes.
Ok, I havent weeded as much as I should have done. I didn’t grow many plants that were difficult to grow, but the ones I did grow are edible!!!
For anyone thinking about starting a vegetable plot, grow onions!!! and garlic!! They literally grow themselves. Put them in the ground, come back six months later, ta da!!! I have tried some of my onions and garlic, they are so good!! If I do say so myself!!
Beetroot is another hardy one. I tried to grow them in pots first, then replant them, but in the end, do to weather issues and such, I just chucked the rest of the seeds in the ground and they shot up!! Much bigger than I expected and so yummy!! I love roasted beetroot, and did you know, you can use the stalk of the leaves of the beetroot (as well as the main bit and the leaves). I couldnt use the leaves of my beetroot because the rabbits had got at them 😦 but the stalks of the leaves made great stir fry additions and yummy kinpira (Japanese style of sautéing vegetables 🙂 It was from kinpira recipes that I realised you could slice and cook the stalk of broccoli too :O so good!!
I also grew spring onions. Pretty easy, but do take a while to get to an edible size though. Really cute, but nowhere near as big as commercial ones, whereas garlic onions and beetroot seem to be as big, if not exceeding the size of supermarket ones 😀
I harvested everything the other weekend, and have devoured the lot (aside from the onions and garlic which have just finished drying).
I pickled my beetroot 😀 and used most of my spring onions in salads and toasted sandwiches 😛 I did manage to grow a whole 2 radishes!! The stupid rabbits got the rest 😦
Anyway, here’s a picture of a few of my home-grown produce 😀