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Harvest Monday: Farewell to Broccoli

May 14, 2012 (Written Mother’s Day evening)

The storied purple sprouting broccoli is dispatched to the compost bins. More later, on what I learned about growing PSB. As the weather warmed, production of new flowerlets ceased and I had four remaining broccoli plants almost four feet tall. For lunch today I had nearly the last of the broccoli.

Both of my sons arrived this afternoon for Mother Day and we all worked in the garden together. We removed the purple sprouting broccoli to make way for hops which my son, Andy wants to try for his home (beer) brews. 

My other son, Tim stripped the leaves for the compost bins and cut the stalks for the green waste; ditto for the bolted, five foot tall radicchio plants.  

Andy’s girlfriend, Sarah fixed dinner for us. What a lovely Mother’s Day. 

Flowers in the Winter and Spring Edible Garden

Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing of Beauty and Science