I planted red cabbage
in my old barrel this year
and they grew very well.
The grew larger than I had anticipated.
Actually.... they turned out to be
The red/purple cabbage is a kind of
cabbage with coloured leaves of
red or purple.
The plant changes its colour,
according to the pH level of the soil.
In acidic soils, the leaves grow more reddish,
in neutral soils they will grow more purple.
My sister Annie painted signs on rocks, for all my vegetables.
Red with purple writing... ironic that the cabbage turned purple.
I planted two cabbage plants in the barrel.
Cabbage tolerates frost.
I also planted parsley (to the left)
and marigolds around.
My parsley always grew well in this barrel.
There are many health benefits in Red/Purple cabbage.
Supports the Immune system,
contains vitamin C,
and arthritis, healthy bones,
reduces the risk of osteoporosis,
and vitamin K and more....
To make the slaw I grated the
cabbage in my food processor.
With approx. 2 to 3 cups of grated cabbage,
I grated also, 2 carrots and 1/2 red onion.
I added some parsley, pepper and salt.
For the dressing,
I used store bought coleslaw dressing.
It is so delicious.
I will definitely make it again.
So good and great on hambergers
I also made
We've had a dry Summer and
not a good year for growing crops,
As they say, 2020 sucks.
However, It was an experience planting
this beautiful and nutritious vegetable.
The highlight of my planting this year.
I'll certainly plant it again.
Thanks for your visit 💜