Monday, August 23, 2010

What a difference six weeks can make

At one point I was ready to throw it all away. After a dream first season of Broccoli, I got hammered hard with caterpillar and possum last year, only to have this year's crop decimated in the first few days. Most people struggle with whether to eat their broccoli stems or not. I didn't even have that choice, it was stems or bust.
I've battled slugs, caterpillar, and god knows whatever else that lives in the garden and chews. What a difference six weeks can make. Hell, this broccoli looks like the stuff you see on gardening shows that vaguely reminds you of the last time you noted how different a McDonald's hamburger looks on the menu board.

And while this head of broccoli might grow to be a bit bigger than this, I prefer not to tempt fate or the possums  - and buy in while the going's still good.

And it was good.

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