First Pick

by - April 27, 2009

This morning I picked my first broccoli. One of the broccoli's flowers had begun to open and I knew the others would be close behind so I cut the center stalk from most the plants. It would appear that someone(s) else thought the broccoli was ripe for picking too as there were score of small green worms working their way up the heads. I'm really hoping I picked them all off! I guess a little extra protein wouldn't hurt and it beats pesticides. There was enough broccoli for maybe 2 meals, but barely that. I could have let some grow bigger, but the thought of these worms munching away while I was waiting wasn't appetizing. It must take a lot of broccoli plants to get a decent harvest.

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  1. Wow, it looks like real broccoli! Cool!

  2. impressive. wish we'd planted some since we eat broccoli at least a couple times a week.

    will it grow more?

  3. Yes, it is already growing secondary sprouts off main stem that will not be quite as big as the center ones.

  4. The broccoli looks great! How plants did you plant or is this it for your efforts?

  5. It looks like this was from 9 or 10 plants. I didn't pick from all my plants yet. I think I have about 16 or 18 total.



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