Friday, March 18, 2011

Today, I Composted, Raked, and Rototilled

This is the result.

And then, upon finishing, I covered the whole thing over with black plastic, to lay fallow (we'll be gone for too much of the summer to make the main garden work this year--we've already put in the spring lettuce and spinach elsewhere). Hope the earthworms appreciate all my work.


Hector said...

I don't know if it would grow well in Kansas, but I'd suggest you try growing this. Garland chrysanthemum, known as Tan O or Tang Ho in Asia.

It's a little known vegetable in America (popular in East Asian cooking, apparently) but very tasty. It's mildly sweet tasting and not bitter at all, and goes well steamed or in soups with chicken or fish. The raw greens sometimes have a mildly unpleasant smell (a little like overripe cabbages) but this goes away as soon as you cook them.

Russell Arben Fox said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Hector! I'd never heard of that vegetable before. Looks like it's primarily Cantonese, so more a southern Asian ingredient; perhaps that's why I don't remember it from Korea. I'll keep an eye out for it, though.