Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Broccoli from the garden

I grew broccoli in the garden for the first time this year, so I'm sharing what I'm learning as I go.  I've watched the first head grow, and then grow passed the point of picking.  I wasn't even sure if I was looking at broccoli, or the cauliflower I planted next to it.  It started to bloom, so I panicked and looked online.  Harvest as soon as you see yellow, or you'll end up with what I have here on the right.  So, I harvested some more today.  The heads were smaller then I expected, perhaps it's the type of broccoli, but now we can eat it for dinner tonight.

What I did manage to harvest doesn't seem like it's really worth saving at all.  It's about three little florets which will be enough for us all to have a taste.  Kind of disappointing.  I have a few more weeks before we are out of here, so hopefully we'll get a few more nibbles of broccoli.  I thought I had planted enough to have a crop big enough to freeze some.  Apparently not.  Oh well, can't win them all.

Oh, note the yellow in the broccoli on the side.  According to this website a broccoli bunch should be tight when it's time to harvest.  If you see any yellow on them, harvest them immediately, or you'll end up with what you see up top.


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6 comments:

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    the broccoli looks so good. I need to try my hand at growing crops.

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