Day 7 of 31 Days of Making it in March - Making Things Grow!A photo blog to celebrate making new food grow!
|Red cabbage in pot of water|
|Tiny shoots beginning to appear|
Three weeks into the experiment and I can already see signs of the red cabbage beginning to form new leaves - isn't this amazing?
|Tiny new red cabbage growing from old one|
A closer look at the tiny new cabbage leaves beginning to emerge from between the old leaves. I am totally fascinated by this ability to regrow vegetables. I have done this with my spring onions and celery in the past but had never tried a cabbage until now.
|Roots beginning to grow from red cabbage base|
A look at the base shows a multitude of new roots forming. I have now sat my green cabbage in a bowl of water and will be keeping it that way from now on, cutting off what I need and then replacing it in the water. This method worked well in the past with lettuce, too!
I haven't had any time to craft anything today as I had quite a bit of web work I wanted out of the way before the weekend, but I did manage to pop out into the garden and sow the rest of the peas and beans - a few had already germinated while they were soaking, so I decided I'd do the same with my sweet pea seeds and see if I can achieve some success this year. Two years ago, my sweet peas were quite spectacular but last year not a single one grew when I sowed them straight into the ground.