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Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:47 PM

I just harvested the most massive crop of broccoli evah

Last edited Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:31 PM - Edit history (1)

Dense floret heads a foot in diameter - gorgeous!

I blanched and froze 38 meal packages - from 7 plants - and they weren't skimpy either.

And I have 3 other broccoli plants that haves set flowers yet.

Looking at what is coming in soon from the rest of garden - I bought a new chest freezer today to hold it all.



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Reply I just harvested the most massive crop of broccoli evah (Original post)
jpak Aug 2018 OP
applegrove Aug 2018 #1
LakeSuperiorView Aug 2018 #13
applegrove Aug 2018 #14
magicarpet Aug 2018 #2
jpak Aug 2018 #3
magicarpet Aug 2018 #6
PearliePoo2 Aug 2018 #4
handmade34 Aug 2018 #5
jpak Aug 2018 #8
femmocrat Aug 2018 #15
California_Republic Aug 2018 #7
jpak Aug 2018 #9
brewens Aug 2018 #10
jpak Aug 2018 #11
GeoWilliam750 Aug 2018 #12

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:51 PM

1. I like chopping up raw broccoli and adding it to chicken salad. It adds

a baseline to the taste. Don't much like cooked broccoli unless it comes with hollandaise sauce.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:03 PM

13. No connection, but bad to post this, as you used the words...

 

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:08 PM

14. Classic. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:51 PM

2. Oh yum. What is your address again ?

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:54 PM

3. Bring a 30 pack and I will tell you

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Response to jpak (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:03 PM

6. Okay... I'll PM you. Let me grab the hollandaise sauce.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:56 PM

4. Awesome! Good job, green thumb!

Steamed until itís bright green with just butter and sea salt! Or maybe a splash of rice vinegar! Or how about cheese sauce? Hey, a stir fry with chicken, cashews, shiitake mushrooms and Bok choy! Yum!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 05:59 PM

5. awesome!

ok, please tell me how to keep the broccoli free of butterflies/cabbage loopers? I quit growing broccoli a few years ago because of the worms...


...my garden is also growing well this year... just no broccoli

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:08 PM

8. This is the second year of the garden (new house)

And I don't think any of my neighbors grow Brassicas (just cannabis )

Nothing has really touched the kale, brussels sprouts or red cabbage

So I think I just lucked out.

But the freakin' deer ate all my beets, dry beans and half my squash -

The tomato plants broke down ALL my tomato towers.

Lots of tomato-basil-oregano-garlic sauce in my future

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:55 AM

15. I had the same problem.

First year, I had beautiful broccoli. Second year, it had little worms, so I don't grow it anymore either. Fresh-picked broccoli is so much tastier than that limp stuff they sell in the produce dept.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:03 PM

7. 'Foul weed!' Newman

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Response to California_Republic (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:09 PM

9. Newman...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:18 PM

10. I'm moving to live with my girlfriend that is quite the gardener. She cans, freezes and dehydrates

her haul. But of course great fresh stuff all season too.

She runs our sideline business and is gone too much to really keep the garden up like she would like. I should be able to help with a lot of that and really increase the yields. She also started fruit trees a few years ago that are now just getting going good. Next up are chickens.

It'll be the first time I've had an awesome garden since I was a kid. About everyone on the block had some kind of fruit trees too. I'm looking forward to that.

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Response to brewens (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:31 PM

11. I planted apples, grapes, cherries, blueberries, raspberries and plums last year

when I moved to my new place.

Next year - elderberries, apricots - and more cherries.

I want to have something in season all summer long.

I still haven't got the knack of growing parsnips - which I could harvest in spring before the garden goes in...

But I aiin't gonna starve to death.

Despite Trump and the asshole GOP.

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Response to jpak (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 06:55 PM

12. Freezer space would definitely be an issue...

Also. It is truly astonishing how much food one can grow in a greenhouse (depending on where you are), potentially even triple cropping it.

Growing things is so much fun.

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