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Posted June 01, 2010 - 09:42 AM

Wife just picked about 10 more heads this morning. Most are 8" across. Have about 20 more to go, plus regrowth later.

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 10:04 AM

do you have bug problems or what do you treat with to protect it?

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 11:02 AM

do you have bug problems or what do you treat with to protect it?


Used nothing at all this year. If put out early, cutworms aren't a problem. If these were put out a week or 2 later, then I'd have bugs & worms on/in the heads. When I do treat, I just dust them with Sevin.

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 03:21 PM

WOW! you are really getting a great crop this year! :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 07:18 PM

mmmmmm! That looks good!!!

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Posted June 01, 2010 - 08:10 PM

what time dinner???????

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 02:39 PM

Here ya go boys! Last of the broccoli, besides a little regrowth in the next few days. After that I'll pull the plants. Been a good broccoli season here for sure! Dinner at 8! Looks speckled with shiny cause it just came a good shower.

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 02:52 PM

You got a great crop this year! :dancingbanana:

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 02:59 PM

You definitely did good on the broccoli this year :thumbs:

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 03:03 PM

Yeah, would have had 12 more plants, but got hold of some bad ones from the nursery. Shortly after transplanting them, they started making this dime sized head & they were just stick sized plants! BIL bought some from there that did the same thing. Haven't brought it up to the owners, but will mention it next time I'm there. 3 or 4 of them today were 10" across! Littler ones are on top of basket.
Had 42 good plants, would have been 54 if not for the bad plants.

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 03:36 PM

Do you eat it all while its fresh or do you freeze some of it?

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 06:54 PM

Do you eat it all while its fresh or do you freeze some of it?


I can't eat that much! Freeze 90% of it. Blanch it in boiling hot water, cool it down, then vacuum bag it. Nothing better than vacuum food bags. Almost ZERO freezer burn, plus the food tastes almost like fresh picked when eaten.

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Posted June 07, 2010 - 08:09 AM

Nothing better than vacuum food bags. Almost ZERO freezer burn, plus the food tastes almost like fresh picked when eaten.


I use vacuum bags for all my bbq I sell, or that doesn't get consumed immediately.. Most the time it comes out of the bags like it was just off the smoker.




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