Primary Earth-friendly Gardening Tenents:

*Tolerate minimal damage to plants and lawn from pests. *Build and maintain healthy soil by using compost and natural soil amendments. *Use chemicals as a last resort. *Use native plants when possible. They are adapted to the climate, soil and area pests. *Attract Beneficial Insects to increase pollination and decrease harmful pests. *Conserve water by using responsible watering methods.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi

Every year I attempt broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and kohlrabi. I do very well with sprouting broccoli, but the kohlrabi always seems to bait the snails. I suppose that I now plant the kohlrabi more as an attempt to manage the cabbage worms than to eat. Although I hear that pickled kohlrabi is nice in a good martini ;)

Brussels Sprouts have a long growing season, but they are worth the wait. Growing up I had never eaten a Brussels Sprout, I kid you not - my mother did not like them and never served them! As an adult they are one of my favorite fall and winter vegetables and a regular on the Thanksgiving table.