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Post  llama momma on 10/1/2014, 11:02 am

This was the first thing I attempted to grow four years ago when I began sfg.
It's still a thrill to grow my own broccs.  Love the stuff. Each is about 6 inches or so depending how you turn it to measure it.  There are eight more still growing if all goes well.
 


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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/1/2014, 11:21 am

Dang LM, those are gorgeous!  I can't get broccoli to head up for me so I end up eating the leaves (which I just saw this week they are actually selling at the grocery store now Shocked ).

Maybe I'm growing the wrong variety.  What variety is yours?

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Post  sanderson on 10/1/2014, 12:31 pm

Prettier than anything at Whole Foods! Very Happy

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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/1/2014, 1:50 pm

Looks healthy! Will you be able to eat them all, or will you freeze some?

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Post  donnainzone5 on 10/1/2014, 4:04 pm

Here are a couple of photos of this year's prize broccoli.  It's the Express variety.


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Post  donnainzone5 on 10/1/2014, 4:06 pm

Okay, here's the other picture:


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Post  llama momma on 10/1/2014, 5:42 pm

Cape C., Sanderson, Marc,
Thanks!  Capecoddess the variety is Premium Crop. 

Donna- looks terrific!! Enjoy : )

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Post  llama momma on 10/12/2014, 12:06 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks healthy!  Will you be able to eat them all, or will you freeze some?

Made lots of broccoli cheese soup from a copycat recipe by Panera Bread.  Roasting some, freezing the rest.

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Post  Windmere on 10/13/2014, 9:35 am

donnainzone10 wrote:Okay, here's the other picture:

Wow, I'm so jealous!

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Post  Windmere on 10/13/2014, 9:36 am

@llama momma wrote:
@Marc Iverson wrote:Looks healthy!  Will you be able to eat them all, or will you freeze some?

Made lots of broccoli cheese soup from a copycat recipe by Panera Bread.  Roasting some, freezing the rest.
LM, please post recipe or link!!  My daughter's all time favorite soup is Panera Bread's broccoli cheese soup.  She's asked me a number of times to find a recipe.

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Post  llama momma on 10/13/2014, 11:05 am

Windmere,

I put up the recipe for you.  We love it, hope you do also.  drooling

I put it in the Food and Recipes section, in the soup category, on the SF Garden Home Page.


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Post  sanderson on 12/22/2015, 2:25 pm

I have a felling that this is not a kale like the label stated??

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Post  yolos on 12/22/2015, 3:36 pm

Yep, looks like broccoli to me.  I finished harvesting all my main heads.  Now I am playing around with the leaves and stalks.  Making Broccoli flakes and Broccoli powder to be used for something.

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Post  sanderson on 12/22/2015, 4:09 pm

Embarassed I've been harvesting the leaves and sauteing like kale!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/22/2015, 10:21 pm

Looks like broccoli to me, too! Lol

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Post  sanderson on 12/23/2015, 12:26 am

If these are broccoli, then I just may try Brussels sprouts next fall!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/23/2015, 8:16 am

Oops!  Yep, looks like broccoli here too...

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/23/2015, 9:00 am

I think I will try a square of broccoli, we love it, especially raw!

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Post  llama momma on 12/23/2015, 9:19 am

The broccoli stems should not be thrown out.  Peel off the hard outer skin and toss away.  Then you are left with plenty of tender insides.  Slice those thin and use however you want.  I freeze to use later on in soups.  And that's how much I love broccoli !

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Post  yolos on 12/23/2015, 10:32 am

@llama momma wrote:The broccoli stems should not be thrown out.  Peel off the hard outer skin and toss away.  Then you are left with plenty of tender insides.  Slice those thin and use however you want.  I freeze to use later on in soups.  And that's how much I love broccoli !
I just go thru powdering my stems and leaves.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/23/2015, 5:36 pm

Love your festive avatar, llama mama! santa has got to be from last year...rainy and 60 here....


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Post  llama momma on 12/25/2015, 4:55 pm

Scorpio,

Yes on the picture, it is from a couple of years ago.  He wears this for different p.r.  and fund raising events every Christmas. He's a working boy and very friendly with people and other animals.

And yes the snow was a big hint the picture is not from this year!  Lol.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/25/2015, 6:06 pm

Llama mama , really cute guy you got there! I grew up with a 4H horse...love my large animals. No way now to do it. Zoning.

No snow, but no complaints either!

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Post  llama momma on 12/27/2015, 12:34 pm

Thanks, S.R.!  You're a large animal fan.  I like my llamas but I love my cats that I can cuddle in my arms too.    As you know today is such a wet sloppy day, the llamas are inside the barn and others sitting out on the covered porch, waiting for better weather.   Little do they know..

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/27/2015, 1:05 pm

Looks like winter is coming tonight!

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