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Chinese cabbage gone to seed

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Chinese cabbage, gone to seed

We planted about eight chinese cabbages, grown from seed. Most of them we ate, even if we had to fight it out with the slugs for the meals.

With the warming weather, however, a number of the cabbages bolted straight to seed. No matter, a good opportunity to seed save for next year.

Like broccolini, the plants grow to an immense size, with a profusion of yellow flowers much loved by bees. I let a pair got to seed together, to make sure they pollinated successfully, and the seed pods are already growing.

We’ve got a small jar of broccolini seeds. I suspect we’ll have the same for chinese cabbages. Drop by and we’ll share some when they’re ready…