sometimes choosing to mature when they and only they feel the time is right
there are times you as a gardener have to throw the 75 days, 85 days, 90 days info from the seed packets out the window and simply allow nature to take it's course. we're in that place. the weather has been wet, real wet, dry, windy, warm, cool and real cold all in the span of a few weeks. crazy to be sure. i've been wondering on cabbage - will they head up before the heat hits - wondering on cauliflower - will they survive the temperature drops - wondering on the peas - will the wee sprouts freeze out tonight and then there's the wondering on the planting schedule - that's a whole other entry.
all the hippychick garden broccoli has decided to prove ready for harvest this very week despite my strict efforts in its initial planting of more than a few weeks apart thank you very much. it's really coming in. for broccoli fans, enjoying the option of fresh broccoli each an every day is pretty darn nice.
i've been eating broccoli with eggs fresh from the girls out back. steamed broccoli with a crumble of local feta. broccoli naked on a bed of garden greens. all proving most excellent eats.
today's afternoon eats included:
- broiled home grown chicken tenders marinated in a mix of soy sauce, home harvested honey, olive oil, home grown lemon juice, black sesame seed and chili pepper.
- steamed garden grown broccoli - naked no salt no butta no nothin'
- hand made hand cut egg noodles with home grown home made pesto
there's even a wee bet left for an evening snack.
what's next for the broccoli stash?
no one knows...