Posts Tagged ‘salad’

Growing Pak Choi

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender August 3, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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Pak choi is a crispy and popular stir fry vegetable, but can be used in salads or eaten as a side with meat dishes just like kale or chard. Pak choi is one of the fastest veggie to grow and you can sow seeds right now in August. Fresh leaves will be ready to harvest in about 30 days and after 50 - 70 days the whole plants will be ready to pull. You can sow the seeds as late as September as pak choi likes cooler weather. Pak choi is easy and fast to grow which makes it an ideal container veg. The white stemmed F1 variety is quite resistant to bolting so better if you grow them in full sun, and the red leaved variety gives an interesting colour to your meal.  Sowing You can sow the seeds in moduls to plant out later, or you can direct sow the pak choi seeds into containers, raised bed

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Drop that beet

Person Author: Ryan Lewis Calender March 30, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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Beetroot is a relatively new taste for me as I’ve largely avoided it for the vast majority of my life so far. Growing up pickled beetroot was ever present but it wasn’t exactly appealing to a child’s palette. Allotment gardening has put pay to this. Not only is Betroot a rather easy vegetable to grow, it’s also a very versatile and rewarding. Beetroot is typically a great salad vegetable that lends itself very well to slicing, dicing and grating when raw or alternatively it’s fantastic boiled and, of course, it is rather nice when pickled. After pickling my own with a custom spiced vinegar those days of revering that ‘weird purple vegetable in a jar of vinegar’ was gone. In it’s place I found a beautiful tasting food that was perfect with salads, cheeses and other dish

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