|No, not a cabbage. A chick playing King of the Brooder. After watching today's chick flick, can you|
tell me if this is a little cockerel or a pullet?
|cabbages in the cold frame (sounds like that could be the name of a rock band) I have the used bubble wrap as an extra insulator, since my cold frames aren't set into the ground and have a few air gaps around the edges.|
But I digress.... I selected 4 varieties of cabbage. They are all open pollinated, meaning they will produce seeds that are genetically like the parents, unlike hybrids. I want to save seeds from year to year, so must stick with open pollinated varieties.
Copenhagen Market, and relatively fast grower and good for storage. Medium size round heads. (15)
Frigga Green Savoy - a pretty quick grower also. I like Savoy cabbage. It is beautiful in the garden too. (8)
Red Acres - an early red cabbage, medium size, good for storage. (12)
Cuor di Bue Grosso- these are new for me.. a conical shaped head, very sweet, good for fresh eating. (8)
I will be planting more, and will also do a direct seed in the garden later in the year.
|Temperature inside the cold frame, even on a dark cloudy day and me lifting the lids to work And even with it getting down into the 20's at night. .|
|Very dirty sap trays|
Today is Day 7 of the Chick Flick... I talk about how to tell the gender of your little chicks. At this stage, when they are beginning to put out a few tiny pin feathers, there is a very simple, and surprisingly accurate, way to tell what sex they are. So, if you hatch out chicks at home, either in an incubator, or under a broody hen, here's how you can tell what you've got. You just have to wait about 10 days after hatching.
Day 7 Chick Flicks