It didn't look very big outside on the garden table, but when it came indoors it seemed a lot bigger! It weighed 768g (1lb 11ozs).
We are not keen on fermented vegetables, so our cabbage was cooked conventionally - lightly boiled, and served as an accompaniment to a meal of roast Lamb, with fresh Mint Sauce.
That meal also included the last of my Broad Beans (picked last week) and some of these "Nicola" potatoes.
These potatoes are the best so far in terms of yield. As with the other varieties, I planted two tubers in a 35-litre pot, and these ones yielded 1.33kgs. I have to say though that there were about 100g of very tiny tubers that had to be discarded because they were really not big enough to be worth bothering with, which has not been the case with the other varieties.
The salads keep coming too. This is the latest "Ice Queen" lettuce.
After removing the coarse outer leaves, a firm crunchy heart is revealed. It's rather like a loose-textured Iceberg.
As I described a couple of days ago, I finally got round to removing my exhausted Pea plants, which gave me an opportunity to pick one last little batch of pods. At the same time I got a few of the "Cobra" climbing French Beans, which are just starting to come into their own.
I'm keeping the purple-podded "Desiree" peas to be seeds for growing next year, but the green "Early Onward" ones went into a mixed-vegetable curry that Jane cooked for us.
This week also saw me picking the first Runner Beans of the year, always a precious moment since Runners are amongst our favourite vegetables. This is 350g of "Streamline" beans.
|Runner Bean "Streamline"|
When there are Runner Beans to be had, the French beans always take second place, but there's no denying that these "Cobra" beans are good!
I'm linking my post to Harvest Monday, hosted by Dave at Our Happy Acres.