Thursday, January 21, 2010


We are almost ready to harvest some of our broccoli....yea! These went in ground on October first (as nursery year we plan on trying more from seed).

Tho their growth rates are a bit inconsistent, we are happy that most (not all) actually look like they will produce our favorite veggie. I didn't get a photo, but some of the seedlings still look like....seedlings. They are alive but seem to be in a state of suspended animation. Not sure what's going on there; good thing we planted plenty. And looking on the bright side, if those don't make it they will be the first beds planted in the Spring.

On a side note we are getting our FIFTH rain storm today.....the drought may actually be ending....yippee yahoo. Still plan on conserving water as much as possible, but it sure is nice to see the rain barrels filling up!



My broccoli from seeds is just pooping along as well. With all of this rain, some are even starting to fall over. I'm not complaining. Bring on the rain. We have a long, long way to go. More importantly, we need the snow to stick in the Sierras.

Any Brussels sprouts? THOSE are really slow growing.

Maureen said...

No Brussel sprouts this year cause last years were so small.....they all ended up about the size of marbles. I was told they grew better on the coast, but I want to try them again.

Anonymous said...

The brocollo was just delicious, Maureen ! I researched small broccoli heads in my homesteading book and I think I planted them too close together.

Anonymous said...

It's a very uncreative person who can only think of one way to spell a word.

Anonymous said...

just found your blog -- we are also trying to be as self-sustaining as we can on 3/4 on an acre. You are doing MUCH better with your garden than I am, my hats off to you!