Saturday, April 18, 2009

Planting Out the Broccoli

Today I transplanted my broccoli seedlings into the garden. It actually turned out to be the perfect day for transplanting broccoli. It's overcast, not too warm and not windy. Broccoli likes cool weather. From here on out it's a race with time. It's best to get your broccoli harvested before the warm weather brings in the bugs. Bugs like to lay their eggs in the broccoli heads and that's not good. Kinda nasty actually.

The Marvel that is Spinach
Spinach surprise number one: the over-wintered spinach plant is alive and well!

Spinach surprise number two: we allowed a couple spinach plants last year go to seed, but never got around to harvesting the seeds. Where they died, a whole host of volunteer spinach plants are sprouting.


  1. Jared,

    That is cool. I have broccoli and spinach also. We have been harvesting and eating both this week. It is amazing how fast they both grow too. Your broccoli should be ready in less than 2 months.

    Good luck with the gardening.

  2. We tried broccoli for the first time last year but the rabbits mowed it over, and by the time it grew back we were into the heat of summer. I put up chicken wire to deal with the rabbits. Can't wait to eat some of it this year!