Its been a while since I have grown vegetables since the carrots tested my patience. So I went searching for veggie seeds that would not take too long and bought the cabbage seeds from the local nursery. Prepared the soil ( mix of cocopeat, soil, vermicompost and manure) and then off went the seeds. A week later and I had these cute saplings coming up. (Absolute mindless scattering. I never learn ,do I?)
Better sense prevailed and I thinned the growth, transplanting some of them and unfortunately discarding the weak ones. Here are the one month old saplings.
I fertilised them with organic fertilizer at this stage. Ensured that the soil is moist, and kept removing the yellowing leaves at the base. And after 45 days of wait, I could see the plant preparing itself , first the base and slowly the formation of the head.
Another round of fertilising and here I had the fully formed head after around 25 days.
I harvested the head after a week , and loved the tender, sweet vegetable. Harvesting it was fun, as though mother nature, was presenting me with a stalk.(tap root)
Here’s what I made from the home grown cabbage following the recipe from my favourite cooking blog. (Kothiyavanu)
Here’s the dish that the family loved and enjoyed. Cabbage Thoran ( A south Indian cabbage stir fry)
So here I go , enjoying the weather , the festivities in the air , waiting to hear from you.
What’s growing in your garden this season?