Thursday, June 21, 2012

First Broccoli

Last Tuesday I harvested the first broccoli of the season. Fresh broccoli can not be beat! It was quickly blanched and served with slow roast duck and potatoes roasted in duck fat. All was cooked on the grill as it has been close to 40c(104f) for most of the week. 

The garden is doing quite well this season. The only thing needed at the moment is to pull some bolted lettuce and replant the area. I also have a bit of weeding to do. Once that is completed I will post an overdue overview of the garden.


 The last section of fencing was completed a few weeks ago and last weekend I completed the new retaining wall. Previous to the fence I had a garden tie retaining wall close to the tree and it had rotted out over the years. So I pulled that out and replaced it will a dry stone wall. All the stones were collected in the country (free!) and then I filled the area with triple mix hauled in by our truck. Once it cools down this weekend I will be dividing plants to fill the bed.

13 comments:

  1. The broccoli looks great! I think I might get my first picking tomorrow. I love the rock walled bed, so much prettier than railroad ties. Hurry and plant it and show us some pictures!

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  2. Broccoli looks amazing. I bet it tasted good with the duck and potatoes. The rock wall garden bed is very beautiful.

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  3. That broccoli looks delicious! Love the rock wall and can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  4. I picked my first broccoli this week too. It was steamed and served with a bit of cheese and was yummy!

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  5. Nice looking broccoli! I just picked my first ones too and will be cooking them up tonight. They are scrawnier than yours, but I'm sure they'll taste good. Sounds like we're sharing the same weather too!

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  6. Beautiful broccoli! I really love the rock walled bed. I'm with Granny....get it planted and show us some pics!!

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  7. First up... that broccoli is gorgeous and the meal sounds absolutely delicious. You really must be a good cook.

    Second, that fence and the new dry rock wall are beautiful. Did you do all this work yourself? I can just see that area all planted up and it will be an enchanting space when the plants mature.

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    1. I did do all the work myself, call me stubborn :)

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  8. Nice broccoli! Our cooler weather is also producing great broccoli : )

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  9. You have rightly said that nothing can beat first broccoli. It is really good to read about it.

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  10. Heloo...nice broccoli...hey i've planted some cauliflowers too almost 3 months now...can u tell me how long it will takes for broccoli or cauliflower to out...
    tanhkin u in advance..

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