|A Cole vegetable is part of the "Brassica" genus, which is within the mustard family. These veggies are grown during the cooler months. However, Cole does not refer to 'cold', but is derived from the Latin for 'stem'. In our Gingerbread Garden we have Broccoli, Cauliflower, and, as from yesterday, Brussel Sprouts.|
|I planted two separate lots of seeds for both Broccoli, and Cauliflower. It is really hard with seeds this small, to control how many seeds jump from the creased paper into the soil. So yesterday, having cleared the snail infested beans, I thinned out the Broccoli and Cauliflower, and transplanted 20 of them into the high bed. I have not grown either of these before, so it will be fascinating to track their development. Needless to say, until the "flower" heads appear, I have no idea which is which.|
Tomorrow, that most maligned of veggies, the Brussel Sprout.