Monday, August 6, 2012
Now, I would never be able to sell this cabbage at the market, but for the home gardener does a bit of pre-nibble really matter?
After a quick haircut would you even know that it had previously been someone else's dinner? My family didn’t when I served it up as coleslaw. I was however reluctant to slice up the cabbage as a whole in case I also sliced up a slug. Instead I peeled off each leaf, washed, then sliced. Does anyone have any tips on how to remove bugs from dense leafy vegetables after harvesting?
Overall the garden at the moment is fairly untouched by pests, except for the cabbages. The bugs really do seem to like cabbage. But hey, if they leave the other vegetable alone they can have em, cabbage is probably one of my least favourite vegetables. So I guess the bugs and I have a pretty fair deal going on. It does make me ponder... if I didn’t have the cabbages would the bugs be eating my lettuce instead? Maybe it is a good idea to always grow a sacrificial lamb.
Does pre-nibble bother you?