22 May 2011

The Cheapskates cabbage war

With the price of cabbages, cauliflower and broccoli going up and up, it's time to declare war on supermarket prices and grow your own.  If you are worried about not being able to use a whole cabbage or cauliflower before it goes black opt to plant the miniature versions and pick them when they are about the size of a softball.  Loosen the soil in the veggie patch and mix in plenty of compost or well rotted manure. Plant single rows of seeds, two weeks apart for a continuous supply through to summer. Be sure to put down snail bait, water regularly and give a dose of seaweed fertilizer once a fortnight. If you see any caterpillars, pick them off and squash them. Don't have a garden or room for one? That's no excuse! Plant into green bags, one seed per bag and follow the instructions above.

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