Monday, 4 February 2019

Snow and Curly Kale

We had some snow.
Nothing compared to other parts of the world, but in Britain - our transport service cannot cope and everything comes to a halt.  And because of where I live, out in the sticks.  Transport is often delayed and even cancelled, so not wanting to be stranded in between home and work - I sought permission to work from home on Friday, but D was not so lucky he had to go into work. 
I decided to step out into the cold to get some nice photographs, but ended up picking up some greens for our dinner. 
There is not much in my allotment garden plot at the moment.  Just some Rainbow Chard.
 Some black kale and curly kale. 
I am sharing this little harvest with Dave who hosts Harvest Monday at his blog Our Happy Acres.  

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  1. I wonder, do you have problems with aphids in your kale, or does the cold weather keep their numbers down? I don't grow curly type kales anymore because the aphids just love it to death.

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    1. Hi Michelle, Yes lots and its been terrible that I may decided not to grow brassicas again or at least make an effort to net them. These did okay as they went out into the ground late but those that went in early were ravaged by the aphids and the butterflies!

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  2. Surprising that the chard didn't freeze. Nice to have the kale

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  3. Lucky you not to have to travel.. and doesn't a vege garden look beautiful in snow!

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    1. Thanks gz. Yes it does look good in the snow, when you can see it :)

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  4. It looks lovely and cold while it is so muggy and warm here! I love the photo of the footsteps in the snow - glad they are reasonable enough to let you work from home

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    1. Thanks Johanna. I think I prefer it cold than muggy and hot. Its been a while since I have had understanding employers, the last place I worked I had to take annual leave even though I genuinely could not travel to work as transport was cancelled - cheeky buggers still got to go home in the afternoon as they lived local.

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  5. We got about the same amount of snow as you! And it was gone quickly. It's good the kale managed to stay standing up under the snow too. It's such a hardy green, along with Swiss chard.

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    1. Thanks Dave. The snow lingered here for at least three days. I am surprised with the chard.

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  6. Ooh, your kale looks so good. We still have never grown it - perhaps this is the year...

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    1. I love curly kale, please do grow it - but please net it the butterflies will lay eggs all over it otherwise and the aphids will cling on.

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  7. Pretty snow...and pretty kale...I love kale...but we've only had collards in our grocery lately...
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  8. Thank you Teresa. We don't get collards easily in the UK, only in large cities where there are diverse ethnic communities.

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  9. I always wonder how two flakes of snow disrupts UK travel, but in countries like Finland where they have proper snow for lots more of the year, they seem to be able to keep everything running? Good to see the kale and chard managed to keep going despite the white stuff!

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    1. So true Joey.

      Yeah pleased with the kale and chard still thriving in the garden plot.

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