This is a Blog about Broccoli

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So, it turns out I should have researched “vegetable plant size” before I willy-nilly shoved a bunch o’ veggies in the beds next to my house. But had I done that this blog about broccoli might have been rather boring. Really though, it’s still a blog about growing broccoli in Portland, so chances are it’s going to be sort of boring – but I hope you will find the pictures funny.

Let’s start down the path of how cute the broccoli plants were when Grace and I brought them home and planted them:

Cute, right? They look innocent enough.

Now here they are two weeks later on May 28:

And then on June 3. Hmmm. These babies are getting big.

Here they are on June 17 – the first time I’d seen them in over a week because I was traveling for work. Uh…

July 3 – dear heavens! These things are huge! I had no clue (obviously!) just how big they would get. And I still haven’t seen actual broccoli…

Until now – ta da! Some broccoli!

Once the broccoli sprouted, it came in pretty quick. On Thursday, we were able to cut bunches from five of our seven plants!

I think I waited just a tiny bit too long to cut them – the buds seems a little bigger than might be ideal. But it’s still pretty tasty. Off to find a recipe to use it in for dinner this weekend. Let me know if you have any suggestions below.

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