Monday, June 14, 2010
First Broccoli Harvest
These plants are HUGE! The leaves are beautiful and I wondered what in the world I was going to do with them after I harvested. It seemed a shame to toss out so much remaining plant. But I found recipes to use the leaves. They said they cooked up like cabbage. So I tried it with the first harvest. They were right! Delicious! We'll be eating the whole plant now, not just the florets. Excellent!
Other gardeners in the area told me it was too hot to grow broccoli. I guess they should have said that to the broccoli! I only planted 4 plants this year because I wasn't sure how they'd do. I'm glad I didn't plant more because they do take up alot of garden space. But if I expand the garden, I'll make more room for these guys and plant them in succession since they grow so quickly.