Cut and Come Again Veg

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Latest News | 0 comments

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Jim , our head gardener and I both think that ASPARAGUS KALE is our very best green leafy vegetable. It doesn’t seem to get tough, or stringy. It tastes absolutely delicious and when cooked it goes a bright green. It germinates easily and requires no special treatment.

The seed comes from Madeline McKeever’s wonderful award winner ¬†organic seed company ¬†THE BROWN ENVELOPE SEED CO in West Cork.

It grows throughout the season and is never effected by frost, like Swiss Chard. It grows on and on as my namesake, Sarah Raven calls it a “Cut and Come Again” Veg. SARAH RAVEN gardener extradinaire runs her gardening enterprise Perch Hill in East Sussex. She is an inspiration. I first met her at Ballymaloe when she did a day course on each of The Cutting Garden and Vegetables. I think she was a very big influence for me in my garden at Kilcolman Rectory. Sarah trained as a doctor, and when her children were very small she felt that she was not spending enough time with them so she transfered her work to follow her passion with flowers. The moral is follow your passions. Sarah had worked in the famous garden at Great Dixter with Christopher Lloyd who had known her father at Cambridge. It was here that Sarah met her husband Adam Nicholson who is the grandson of Vita and Harold Nicholson who created the famous garden at Sissinghurst. He grew up at Sissinghurst and both Adam and Sarah are very knowledgeable about it. They have both written very interesting books on Sissinghurst.