some brassica appreciation

My spring bulbs have burst into bloom – grape hyacinths, daffodils and snow drops are all showing off their colours. And the unseasonably warm weather has coaxed the plum tree behind the back fence to bloom (which isn’t necessarily a good thing as I haven’t seen a single bee). As pretty as the flowers are this time of year I really appreciate the brassicas for both being pretty (in a more subdued way) and their tastiness. So here are some cabbage-family pictures.

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A volunteer kale that looks nothing like the kale I originally planted.

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Purple sprouting broccoli which I should harvest soon

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A kale sporting one of my favourite colour combinations of purple and green

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Morning dew on my last January King Cabbage – I had to zoom in as this cabbage is roughly the size of a golf ball.

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Tatsoi in a cold-frame – which clearly I’ve neglected as it has gone to flower. The little yellow flowers are lovely though.