This red cabbage was languishing in the garden. It clearly hadn’t read the seed packet label as it was supposed to be a ‘red express’ but I’d sown the seed in October and after six months it weighed in at 850g. Cute as a button, perfect and solid, but hardly speedy. It harboured a few slugs but was untouched by cabbage white butterfly catterpillars, despite having been grown in summer, because it was safe under the brassica cage.
If the weather stays warm, you might still get a few seeds germinated before winter. Here’s my advice on growing carrots in case you didn’t see it in FishHead magazine.
A busy weekend needs fuelling with some home made muffins, particularly my newly devised pear, ginger and chocolate ones. Or pass around some zucchini fritters, corn fritters or silverbeet, feta and pinenut triangles to make the most of some seasonal produce. Chestnuts are about again so time for a very special dessert of gluten free sweet chestnut and chocolate cake.