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Re: 2 lb Head of BROCCOLI

donated it all to a foster home for children.
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Surplus seems to be the way when we plant a garden. Have fun!
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Gary350 wrote:I bought the plants at Lowe's. It was the only choice I had. Selection is very poor in Arizona. I don't like living in a 3rd world country. I find the tag in the garden it says, Bonnie, Union Hill, AL. Broccoli, premium crop, spacing 18", 6 hr full sun daily. mature in 55 days.
"Premium Crop" is the name of a hybrid variety broccoli
:arrow: http://bonnieplants.com/products/vegeta ... p-broccoli
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applestar wrote:
Gary350 wrote:I bought the plants at Lowe's. It was the only choice I had. Selection is very poor in Arizona. I don't like living in a 3rd world country. I find the tag in the garden it says, Bonnie, Union Hill, AL. Broccoli, premium crop, spacing 18", 6 hr full sun daily. mature in 55 days.
"Premium Crop" is the name of a hybrid variety broccoli
:arrow: http://bonnieplants.com/products/vegeta ... p-broccoli
I looked at the tag again, it does say, Premium crop.

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Re: 2 lb Head of BROCCOLI

I'm jealous... and I don't even like brocolli

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I know what you mean Gary. I did not expect the broccoli to last this long. So I have steamed broccoli as a side dish, made beef and broccoli, broccoli cheese casserole and given some of it away. I had romaine lettuce and some pak choy come in at the same time. the Pak choy once it is cooked will last a few days, but I could not eat the Romaine fast enough. I have a handful of string beans every few days, I am ignoring the eggplant. I have a few very ripe lemons left. I gave a bag full of calamondin away and about 7 papaya.

I never tried to make soup with the broccoli before but it looks so good, maybe I'll try that too.
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I'm jealous, but I love broccoli.
I would love to have this problem, we eat lots of raw greens in our house.

and yeah, broc. stalks are really yummy, though I usually trim off the outer skin. I also like the leaves when fresh, they can be a lot like collards.

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It has been unseasonable warm here 85 to 88 degrees for 2 weeks. My broccoli is starting to make seed. I cut all the broccoli heads today, sliced and dice them, put it in 1 gallon freezer bags. I have 4 gallons of broccoli in the freezer.

I ate 3 medium size heads with, Blue Cheese dressing, Honey mustard, Dijon Honey Mustard, Ranch, homemade cole slaw dressing and spaghetti sauce. The best is Cole slaw dressing, Honey mustard dressing and warm spaghetti sauce. Tomorrow I will try broccoli in chicken noodle soup for lunch. I need to make Chinese stir fly one day too.

Homemade cole slaw dressing is simple, 1 jar Bread & Butter pickles 24 oz size in the kitchen blender on high speed for about 45 seconds. Mix with 1 jar Mayo 48 oz size and 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper.

Now that I have cut all the heads off I wonder if the plants will make more broccoli if it continues to be this warm?

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Way to go. Good to hear of your successes while my garden is covered in snow. Here in this high mountain desert, I plant a long row of broccoli from seed directly in the garden as early as I can get on the ground, around April, and let it grow full season. I cut the main heads, and some of the side shoots, and let it bloom till frost for forage for the bees. The bees love it.
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