We had planted several in the front yard a couple weeks after the other broccoli plants in the garden but they seemed to be stuck in a state of suspended animation for a month or so. I wasn't sure we were going to get anything off them, but they finally woke up and developed nice big crowns.
Broccoli soup for lunch last week, and as a side dish for chicken tonight...yum!
We have been digging up potatoes for the past couple weeks, tho the plants are not flowering and not ready to be completely pulled up they are producing edible (and delicious) little spuds. Every couple of days when I decide potatoes would be a good side dish, I go out in the garden and search in the dirt. Usually I just feel around under a plant, trying not to disturb the littlest spuds, until I find one big enough to pull up and ta da!
What's strange to me (and this is only our second year growing potatoes) is the difference in size of the tots attached to the same plant. Yesterday I found a couple that were quite big, tho they still had the lighter, undeveloped skin of 'new' potatoes. Hard to know just what we're going to find under there, but so far we've eaten over 13lbs. of potatoes...Yum!
As the seedlings get bigger, their containers must also. This week I've been transplanting the not-so-little pepper and tomato starts into their new homes to give their roots a bit more room to expand.
And as the weather has improved we also transport the trays to the garden during the day to soak up the sun.
Tomatoes don't seem to mind being uprooted and moved, and with each move they get planted deeper into the soil so their roots can grow along the stem.
It helps to pinch off any side branches.
Dirt filled to the top.
Peppers do not get the same kind of transplant instructions, they go in like pretty much anything else, soil line stays the same.
For today the newly disturbed plants stayed under the shade of our pecan tree. And not all the tomatoes got new homes.....must find more 4inch pots.
Solar Oven Solar Dehydrator Grain Mill Pressure Canner Soil Block Maker Pasta Maker Indoor Seed Sprouting Station Cast Iron Dutch Oven - thanks John and Ashley!!! Freezer -Sears...no interest for a year!