By Steven Biggs
Gardener, Garden Writer, Garden Coach, Horticulturist
We ate lots of greens in my family, but I don’t recall ever eating rapini when I was growing up.
I became aware of rapini when I studied horticulture. Then I saw it mentioned in gardening books.
I was finally enticed into growing it by the photo on a seed packet . Good thing I was. Not only is it easy to grow, it’s a good crop to follow garlic. I just sprinkle the seeds into the ground once I’ve lifted the garlic, and in a short time have rapini to harvest.
At first, though...I had no idea what to do with the stuff.
Not sure how to cook rapini? Here’s what I often do.
- Melt some butter in the skillet
- Put the rapini in the skillet for a short time, until it wilts.
- Add some balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
- Then use your wilted rapini to garnish a salad of fresh garden lettuce.
Rapini is on my list of top-10 easy-to-grow vegetable crops.
Read my article about 10 easy-to-grow vegetable crops
for the home garden.
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