purple kohlrabi

Garden is finally ready. Planted cabbage, white and purple kohlrabi, butternut squash, kale, spinach, lettuce mix, cannellini beans, black beans, snap peas, brussles sprouts, rosemary, bee balm, and garlic chives tonight.

In May, I’ll put in red peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and tons of basil. :)

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Visiting the Oxford Botanical Garden

I love English gardens…

If you ever find yourself in Oxford, do check out the Oxford Botanical Garden. It’s such a gem of an attraction that I think gets overlooked.

I was particularly delighted with their veg patch. Here’s a few snapshots: beautiful purple kohlrabi, rainbow chard, blossoming artichokes, and the scorpion chilli (I think).

anonymous asked:

I'm not rude,i'm your fan :)

I can’t believe I’m moderating a fight in Turkish about kale. What is my life?

Kale is a cultivar of the plant species Brassica oleracea. The cultivars of Brassica oleracea include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens, Romanesco (with its delightfully trippy appearance), kohlrabi, and purple cabbage.

Brassica vegetables are usually dark green or dark purple in color, and they’re very good for you! Some people think that they taste bad. West and Misha Collins are not some of those people. They love to eat cabbage, kale and Brussel sprouts. This is why they are so healthy.

If you don’t speak English, you probably call it something different. Here are some pictures of Brassica oleracea varieties:

(from here. Illustration by Greta Pemberton.)

from here.

What I’m saying is, if you eat this:

You will be healthy enough to do this:

(These two fans who apparently speak Turkish have been arguing through my site. I don’t speak Turkish so I have no idea what it’s about. Come to think of it, maybe it’s not an argument. Maybe they’re flirting.)