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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.

Various cabbage greens gathered from the winter garden for our Christmas dinner.

Brussel sprouts, green and black kale, broccoli, chinese cabbage and some regular old young cabbage.

Now for some pickled cabbage.   

Clean and shredd and add 1.5% salt 

Mash and pack into jars and let ferment at least a month 

13 kilos of soon to be sauerkraut spiced with garlic and juniper berries 

It’s that easy! 

A city park in Luleå. 

   
 

Vegetables near the polar circle! Amazing! I wish my garden was this nice. They probably start the plants really early indoors, plant out under fleece, and use a lot of chemicals. There are of course, a lot less bugs up here, and a lot more midnight sun. 

  

The forth crop circle (the caged garden) is the last area that needs some digging and turning over to be done. But there are vegetables still growing there.

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Onions and red beets

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Swiss chard

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Cabbages

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Red swiss chard

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Green cale

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Black cale

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A little more harvesting, and then I’ll finish digging for this year. The cales last longest and should last until Christmas, so that area will get finished in the spring.