The allotment gardeners of St Ouen seem to have a speciality; cabbages in all their forms.



It’s the season when cabbages come into their own in the garden, standing firm as more tender plants succumb to colder nights, but in some of these plots there can’t have been room for much else in the summer.  The one gardener who was on his plot when I passed these plots in the new Grand Parc agreed that it’s good soil for cabbages (and for turnips he told me).  He didn’t seem inclined to chat so I didn’t discover why most plots have a few cabbage and kale plants trained on tall, bare stalks.  If you also grow cabbages this tall I’d love to know why.

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