Wednesday, January 28, 2009
A quick post today, just to tell you, that if you don't grow it (and eat it) already, you should.
It's hard to kill. I've never seen a pest attack it.
It grows in the cold, even sprouting under snow sometimes.
It grows quickly, to salad size in a month and stir fry size in two.
It tastes good: mild, green, and crunchy.
As it matures, each plant creates a flat green rose against the garden soil. I've never captured a good photograph of just how pretty it is, but imagine a perfectly symmetrical, highly petalled English rose in British racing green. Magnify that image by eight or so. That is what the plant looks like when given enough space to spread.
There ain't nothin' easier in my garden.