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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