I would definitely say I'm an outdoorsy person, but today it just wasn't happening and the constant drizzle got to me. I tried to go for a run, got very cold and wet and turned back, tried to do a bit of potting up of some bulbs (again got soaked) so I faced facts that it's a hibernate indoors day and we went to the cinema instead ☺️ this is one I took of one of the most gorgeous roses I've seen in Belfast Botanic Gardens when we were on holiday travelling around Northern Ireland last year. Reminds me of a great summer and hopefully better weather is on its way 🤞🏼🙌🏼
Her majesty - cabbage 🌿
🌿 Cabbage can grow in cool weather, so you can get a very early start on the season.
🌿 Can be re-seeded throughout the summer, to have a continual harvest and do not end up with all mature cabbage heads at once.
🌿 Needs very rich soil.
🌿 The best to have different varieties: early ones, some for middle season and something for autumn. We want to have them all season, right? 👀
🌿 Water them. No... WATER them. This is the key to prevent them from splitting.
🌿 Cabbages are very havy feeders and side-dressing with compost every few weeks is very welcome.
🌿 And because they are very havy feeders better not to grow cabbage on same bed for at least 2 years.
🌿 Sure there are problems with cabbage. Main problem are cabbage loopers. Just pick them by hand, no other way in natural garden. Ones they left only sceleton of cabbage, from that very moment I pick them EACH TIME.
🌿 Cabbage root fly is really an annoing problem. Ones you get it, all cabbage will be killed one by one ... sloooowly. What really works is to put some dense material (10-12 cm) around the base of the plants so the flies can't lay their eggs.