Saturday, February 11, 2012
I am posting this picture just because the plants are so pretty and still growing
in the garden. It seems that little cabbage heads are beginning to form.
I cut all of the broccoli last night and will use the heads, leaves and peeled
stems for this broccoli and white bean soup recipe - perfect for a snowy Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
This beautiful broccoli is almost ready for harvest. Botanical Interests seed company recommends harvesting the main heads of this broccoli when they are 3 inches across to encourage the growth of the side shoots that are forming in all of the leaf nodes. They also suggest using the leaves like chard. What I find amazing is the fact that the kale and broccoli are growing (albeit slowly) in a section of the garden that receives no direct sun at all in the autumn and winter.