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Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  llama momma on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 4:59 am

I share your joy! I grew broccs for the first time last year. When I finally found the first head I just stood there in awe, for who knows how long. Until I felt a little silly. Then went back and rolled back the little leaves to peak at it again.
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  Lindacol on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 12:16 pm

@jkahn2eb wrote:Just found my first head... it's probably a an inch right now. cheers

No heads yet here. You are ahead for me.

Congrats to everyone who got heads.
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  jkahn2eb on Thu 22 Dec 2011, 3:30 pm

With it being cool and rainy here in the desert the past couple weeks I've been pretty negligent watering but now that I see my first broccoli head ever I will go back to being the good poppa that I was to my tomatoes (still got a few of those on several plants that I'm hoping ripen).
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  sherryeo on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 11:56 am

Well, I'm out of the contest! I went to check my gardens this morning & the broccoli has bolted!!! Arrrgghh! Pretty yellow flowers, but certainly not what I wanted to see. It has been pretty warm here lately. Lesson learned, I'll have to watch them more carefully next time I try them. (which I could have done if it wasn't dark when I get off work!) I could have had a couple of meals out of them probably, if I'd caught them right as they started bolting.

I guess broccoli is going to be hard to grow here where we have warmer weather, even in fall/winter. But I got such a kick out of seeing them growing that I'll probably give it another go. I still have one cauliflower plant going, with a small head, that hasn't bolted yet. We'll see.

Good luck to everyone else with your brassica!
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  janezee on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 2:36 pm

I found my flowers to be pretty tasty. Try them before you pitch them. I ate them raw.
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  sherryeo on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 5:13 pm

Really, janezee? I wonder if they'd be good in a lettuce salad? I'm sure they'd be pretty.

I'll have to try them! Thanks!
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  janezee on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 11:47 pm

hehehe, sherryo, mine never made it to the house, like almost all my peas and beans and sunsugars, and............

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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  sherryeo on Fri 23 Dec 2011, 11:59 pm

Ha ha. I've never tried sunsugars (tomatoes, right?). But I love the little yellow pear tomatoes - lots of them never made it to my house!
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  janezee on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 4:18 pm

sunsugars are like yellow pears on steroids. addictive. you have to try them!
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Post  sherryeo on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 5:55 pm

Wow, as prolific & delish as the yellow pears are, I guess I will definitely have to try the sunsugars. I kinda think of the yellow pears as being "on steroids!" They did better than any other tomatoes in my last row garden, which was pretty much ruined by extremely hot weather and stink bugs!
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  sherryeo on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 7:46 pm

Ooops, guess we got kinda off-topic! Sorry, back to brassicas!
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  llama momma on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 9:30 am

It is December 31st. Today is the last day for anybody who has been holding out measuring their broccoli for today's Biggest Brassica deadline. I have a feeling we are fresh out of contestants for this Fall 2011 contest. Or are we? Wink Thanks to everyone for participating.
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  moswell on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 9:39 am

Alas, I think I planted too late. But I've been out of town for over a week and won't be back until Monday - maybe a couple heads miraculously appeared. Smile Even if they did though, they won't be big enough to win. Very Happy
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Post  llama momma on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 9:51 am

Thats ok Moswell, besides they taste wonderful at any size Very Happy
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  AprilakaCCIL on Tue 03 Jan 2012, 9:14 am

Congrats to all the participants. Very Happy
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  jkahn2eb on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 1:27 pm

Just pulled my first broccoli floret from the garden today and my wife said "This is the best broccoli I've ever tasted!"

Measured it at just over 4" and could have let it keep going but .. it was too awesome! Best broccoli after-taste too.

http://rareseeds.com/calabrese-green-sprouting-broccoli.html
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Re: Fall Contest - Show us your Biggest Brassica, Broccoli!

Post  llama momma on Sat 14 Jan 2012, 2:05 pm

Good to hear from you Aprilaka
Jkahn2eb Boy I would love some home grown broccoli right now.

This thread is now closed. Thanks everyone for playing!
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