Beautiful vegetables

This weekend I decided to branch out into, what is for me, more exotic vegetables using seeds given to me by my gardening friend Wendy.

So I planted Scarola Gigante Degli Ortolani‘ giant endive. I’m looking forward to seeing the results as they are a beautiful vegetable, with each individual endive looking like a bouquet.

Next I planted red chicory Radicchio rossa di Treviso  with red leaves giving this vegetable a rather spectacular look.

Check out the photographs on these two links and we’ll see if I can reach that perfection with my crop.

Talking about beautiful veggies, my daughter-in-law sent me photographs of a couple of her successes. No problem with copyright here – she’s family!

Jenny’s cauliflower

Not a caterpillar or bug in sight.

And here is her corn from the last harvest

My DIL has lifted the bar ….   I have to rush out to the allotment and dig in more compost ……

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jode
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:17:03

    oooh,,,,those do sound exotic…i hope they produce well for you, shall be interested in your results! That corn is exceptional….setting the bar high indeed but you can do it!!!

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:03:36

      Thank you for your confidence in me Jode, I like to keep the basic veggies growing, but like to try different stuff too, part of the adventure. DIL’s corn was pretty exceptional, but I have already received some ‘corny’ cultivation advice from Denis in his comment so I’m ‘armed’ for my next corn crop.

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  2. Denis Wright (@deniswright)
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 00:48:33

    For corn, the richer the soil [within reason!], the better the result. It’s not always the way for all vegetables, but sure is for your corn, so the compost dug well in is the way to go.

    [Old farmer]
    @deniswright

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  3. narf77
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 07:02:53

    Kudos to your daughter and I see some lovely photos in the future of your allotment Jean 🙂

    Reply

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