Picking cabbages.

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Picking cabbages.
« on: October 26, 2015, 09:24 »
I picked my first savoy cabbage yesterday for sunday lunch.  This is the first time I have grown cabbages.  I think I might have picked it too early though, as although the outer leaves were a nice, dark green, the inner leaves where very white and pale. Have I picked it a bit early and should leave the rest to ripen?  How do you know when they are ready?

Attached is a pic (with some of the other constituents of sunday lunch!!  :)) showing what it looked like when I picked it. It tasted nice, but reckon it could be better!
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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 09:31 »
They're ready when they're big enough to eat.

The inner leaves are much lighter than the outside ones, and yours sounds quite normal!
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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2015, 09:42 »
That's good to know. The innards were a bit bitter though, so wasn't sure if they would sweeten up with some more growth.  A big knob of butter soon sorted it out though!

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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 09:44 »
Did you remember a bit of black pepper?

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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 09:54 »
Did you remember a bit of black pepper?

Definitely!  Yum!

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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 12:54 »
Minimal water to cook them in as well!
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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 19:20 »
And a grating of nutmeg for me😊
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Re: Picking cabbages.
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 21:51 »
I'd have been well happy with that. Not sure why you're no overjoyed!  :tongue2:

I picked a goodly red cabbage t'other day. Cor blimey it was good  :) 



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