Radish Stew

A Central Texas Gardening Journal

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter Garden

The winter garden is low and slow. Except for the excellent radishes, everything seems to take a long time to mature. We finally had about .7" of rain on Christmas Eve and a few small showers since. And we have started enjoying the harvest from the winter garden!

We have been enjoying Broccoli Rabe for the first time. I believe we will be growing much more next year.

Pictured above is one of the beds of Cos Romaine lettuce. We also have Red Leaf lettuce. Wonderful!

This broccoli picture was taken two weeks ago. Once the bloom appeared it seemed to grow more quickly and became dinner last night.

In the foreground, Cauliflower, then Yellow Beets, then turnips. We have been eating turnips, but no cauliflower or yellow beets yet. In rows not pictured, we have cabbages, Swiss chard, spinach, kohlrabi, kale, tiny onions, smaller cauliflower and broccoli, carrots, parsley, and even tiny celery plants waving their flags.

Collard greens are a winter staple. What is New Year's Day without black eye peas, cornbread and collard greens?

This is the first year we have had Red Beets at Radish Stew. They are so delicious!


At January 8, 2011 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Sandra said...

My name is Sandra and I would like to know what seed vendor and seed variety you bought to grow such healthy winter vegetables. I would like to try the variety you bought for my next winter crop.

Happy Gardening!


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