Yeah...I posted about that last year and included a photo. Broccoli greens are awesome.hendi_alex wrote:Just in case you missed my earlier post. Don't neglect the leaves if you are growing broccoli. This spring I blended them in with kale, Swiss chard, and sometimes with mixed Asian greens. The leaves were tender at all stages, didn't even have to remove spines on larger ones. The taste is much milder than collards. Harvesting up to a third or more leaves seemed to have no impact on head formation. It gets hot way too quickly here for broccoli to make much flower head production. As dual use plants, it became much easier to justify the plants footprint in the garden. In the future will grow broccoli both spring and fall.
Well it could be a couple things--the variety (romanesco), and the length of time I had them in nursery pots. Today is the first day I've seen heads.rainbowgardener wrote:Something is very odd if you are harvesting tomatoes before broccoli.
Did you use high tunnels or a greenhouse to get things coming on so early? My cukes are about a week away. Tomatoes and peppers are ~3 weeks away.brandon558 wrote:Cuke's by the loads... Few bell and sweet peppers. Tomatoes are starting to turn red and beans are not far behind. Okra is going good.... So far so good! Glad everyone else is having fun and harvesting some goods!
Nope i started these April 20 due to that last cold snap killed my first cukes.feldon30 wrote: Did you use high tunnels or a greenhouse to get things coming on so early? My cukes are about a week away. Tomatoes and peppers are ~3 weeks away.
What is your process on freezing tomatoes? Peel and bag, or do you use heat in any way?hendi_alex wrote:Tomatoes are coming off in force now. Froze about 8-10 pounds over the past couple of days and started drying 4-5 pounds today. Squash and cucumbers are being harvested much faster than we can eat them. Perhaps will make some pickles this year. Harvested first egg plant today. JalapeÃ±os and bell peppers are now covering our daily needs. Green beens and corn are about ten days away.