A place to explore and buy perennial vegetables and other food plants.
31st August 2017
Here are the promised photos of the ‘silverwhips’ of Staithes, taken on my recent visit. Silverwhips is the Staithes name for wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) according to tour guide company Real Staithes. The curators in the amazing local museum hadn’t heard of the name, but I found references to it in a book on Staithes dialect by Arthur […]
24th August 2017
Well that seems fairly conclusive – letting wild cabbage flower its heart out rather than chopping off the flowers as they appear led to a much better ‘leafing up’ after flowering. This was the plant early this year before flowering (in its second year). We’d been harvesting leaves all winter. Here it is flowering in […]