Indonesian-style spicy noodles with summer cabbage

Thai spicy cabbage, noodles and tofu recipe

The Circus Gardener's Kitchen

Indonesian noodles and cabbage

This year I am growing several different varieties of cabbage on my allotment plot, The Circus Garden, and all being well these should keep us supplied with cabbage from now through to January.

Regular readers of my blog will know that I grow my vegetables using organic principles. This means that I do not use pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers. To deal with the pests and diseases that cabbages and other plants face requires a little imagination on the part of the organic gardener. For example to deal with common cabbage pests I intersperse French marigolds amongst my brassicas. These deter whitefly and also help divert slugs away from my cabbages. I also grow my cabbages under fine mesh to thwart whitefly and caterpillars. I practice crop rotation and always plant my brassicas in a bed that has grown legumes the previous year as legumes “fix” nitrogen in…

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