Sunday, July 3, 2011

First Broccoli of Our Gardening Career!

Last week we picked this bad boy from one of our giant broccoli plants in the greenhouse. We are pretty happy because we have not had the best of luck with them so far. Last year the plants got really leggy and just fell over.
This year we had 4 giant plants in the greenhouse. Two of the plants had huge heads on them which quickly turned into hundreds of little flowers. We fed those plants to the chickens. 
 The plants we put outside are laughable as well, since the spring here has been pretty poor for growing.
This may be the only broccoli we get this year so we'll take it!



2 comments:

K-Koira said...

Our broccoli is going insane. Its hard to keep up with it all, we have to keep feeding it to the rabbits to get rid of the surplus. I even pulled out my vegetables cook book to get some more ideas, because I ran out of ways to cook it all.
Hopefully you will have more success in the future with broccoli, and enjoy the amount that you have gotten!

Vegetable Garden Cook said...

Now that you've harvested the main head, the side shoots will start to grow. You might be interested in this post on my blog: http://www.mysuburbanhomestead.com/part-broccoli/