After chopping the stem off and taking off the sharp tips and removing the lower leaves, I them boiled them, I will steam them next time as I always steam all my vegetables. When soft I then let them cool, cut out the heart and scraped the flesh from the leaves and then sauteed it all in a little butter with garlic. I ate them cold the next day with a salad, delicious !! the only drawback was they were very small and didn't have much of a heart which is the part |I love the most.
The parcel which was well wrapped in straw and heavy polythene (which I then up-cycled and used to cover one of my raised beds.) the polythene that is !
As you can see the Tayberry is a really good size, I can't wait to get some fruit from it. It also has loads of healthy buds. I am so pleased with the quality of the plant.
The Lemon Grass, lovely for stir fries and so expensive to buy in the supermarket, so I'm hoping to get lot's of my own later on .
Purple Brussel Sprouts, at last a small harvest !
Just look at these beauties,they were more purple than this but I had to remove a lot of the outer leaves, so here they are ready to be steamed. They were delicious and kept their unusual colour and well worth the wait. I would have had some before if they hadn't been so badly infested with white fly. I had to reluctantly
spray them and just wait and see if they grew some more which they did and I have a good few more small harvests to pick yet and will be growing this variety again (Rubine)