Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bonar Rape

By mid March the patch of 2nd generation Bonar rape from open-pollinated blooms last spring has grown lushly due to a top dressing with urine soaked horse stall sweepings and a few good El Nino rains. I've begun using scissors to harvest the tender mild leaves for salads, and to feed to the chickens and quail that scarf it down. It is now a favorite winter Brassica crop of mine and I recommend it heartily as a winter crop in mild areas like Florida, and as a spring crop in snowy regions. This lush patch is on the east side of my big pond in back that I raise Golden Apple Snails in for meat. John

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