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My first harvest for a few months!

Post  ericam on 8/31/2012, 7:05 am

Harvested my broccoli today, first thing I've gotten out of my garden for a few months and it was my first ever broccoli. bounce



It was about 16cms (6 1/2") across and weighed 405g (about 14oz).

The pet mice are now enjoying a couple of the small leaves that I cut off!


Noticed that a couple of the big leaves have a purple central vein too, very cool!
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Re: My first harvest for a few months!

Post  gwennifer on 8/31/2012, 12:25 pm

That's such a neat broccoli - I've seen it advertised in the Territorial Seed co. catalog.

Congrats on your first ever broccoli!
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Post  donnainzone5 on 8/31/2012, 12:49 pm

What a gorgeous brocolli! Please let us know how it tastes.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/31/2012, 1:24 pm

That's an amazing looking broccoli. I'd want to stick it in a vase and use it as a flower it's so pretty.

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Re: My first harvest for a few months!

Post  ericam on 8/31/2012, 5:05 pm

Lol CC! It is rather pretty, that's why I picked that variety, why grow the boring stuff you can buy in the shops?! Wink

I also have a purple cauliflower growing so I can't wait to see what that looks like.

Over summer I'll also go back to the purple carrots and I bought red and yellow ones too which my 7yo son is dying to try!
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Post  southern gardener on 9/1/2012, 2:01 am

that is COOOOL looking! congrats!
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Re: My first harvest for a few months!

Post  ericam on 9/16/2012, 5:08 am

I've been a bit busy lately so I hadn't been back to update, the broccoli was yummy! This was the first night, just lightly steamed, it looked so colourful I had to take a pic. The rest of it got eaten bit by bit, raw in salads and was good both ways.



This was my other recent harvest and I made a spinach, feta and leek quiche. No pics of that, it was so yummy that it disappeared very quickly.



44" root to tip, pretty impressed with that for a first attempt at growing leeks. Mind you, the rest of them aren't as big as that one, probably as tall but not as fat.
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Re: My first harvest for a few months!

Post  cheyannarach on 9/17/2012, 4:45 pm

Hooray! All of mine got eaten by something else before I got any so I am glad you get to enjoy yours!! Way to start off the springtime!
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Post  quiltbea on 9/17/2012, 11:31 pm

I've seen that broccoli variety advertised, but never grew any. I'm glad to hear its tasty. It'll be something new to try next year among my cool weather plants.
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