Since I recently fell behind on my posting I wanted to post many of the pictures that I have taken the last few months to show everyone the harvest for this spring. The rain fell often and we picked broccoli clear up until the middle of July. Finally O Wise One just pulled it up. We were broccollied out. The chickens enjoyed the plants.
The heads were lush and tight though... just as it should be. This is the variety "Top Crop" and it did indeed live up to it's name.
The above head of broccoli is sitting on a 9 inch dinner plate. And they were all that size! The plants grew huge with lots of rain and cooler temperatures later into the season than normal.
Lots of broccoli vacuum sealed in the freezer for going on the grill, in casseroles and roasting in the oven.
Surprisingly the bugs were few this year on the broccoli and cabbage. We sprayed lightly twice with Bt during the whole season. We were lucky I guess in that respect.
Blessings from The Holler
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