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The sauerkraut from our own cabbages is running out, so we buy some eco cabbage and make some more.

The cabbages are from eco farmer Ove Andersson who has good storage facilities. They are hard as rocks so 6 will be enough for today.

Some with cumin seed and some not. It should last until summer, maybe until we harvest our own summer cabbage.

Still a muddy winter, but lots of cabbage greens and finnish turnips for the daily lunch miso soup.

There is supposed to be some ground freezing weather coming, so I can get my winter digging done.

The winter cabbages were starting to split, so it was high time to make another batch of sauerkraut.

The summer cabbages are early. They look good, but some are already spliting open and need to be saved for cooking or pickling.

A little trimming and they wonderful sauerkraut.

Summer cabbage is extra juicy, so there was an extra liter of cabbage juice left after filling the jars. Instead of throwing it away I went to the garden and picked about a kilo of small cucumbers, washed, pricked, stuffed them in a jar and used the cabbage juice as the cucumber liquid, with 15 grams of salt added to bring the brine strength up to 1.5%. With dill and garlic too of course.

Perfect weather and timing to plant the cabbage family.

They get a good watering and then are covered to shade and keep the bugs out. It’s often a surprise when I take off the covering to weed, till and water. After which I may have to cut a new bigger hole-free piece of garden fleece to cover them over again.

I harvested my early cabbage (I should have done it even earlier because some had gone bad already).

I bought some more ecological cabbage to make a big batch of sauerkraut (which I sould have made earlier too).

This should last a while.

Another winter/spring job is to repair old plant protection cages,

and make new ones,

to protect plants like lettuce and cabbage from deer and rabbits.

The weather is cold again, so I picked all the decent cabbage and made a big batch of sauerkraut.

I probably need a few very small vegetable cages too.

Big enough for 1 large lettuce or 1 small cabbage.