Friday, June 22, 2012
Broccoli: up close and personal
I don't care how you feel about broccoli, like it or hate it, today is a day to celebrate the tasty green veggie. Why, you ask? Well my friends, only because it's the first plant in my garden to show me the goodies. That's right folks, what you're looking at is the beginning of a broccoli floret that will eventually be in my belly.
I went to check on the garden on my lunch break yesterday and realized something absolutely wonderful was happening. Not only was my broccoli plant being a bro, other things I assumed were dead were popping up too! That's right, ladies and gents, I'm not such a brown thumb after all.
See! There are some bean plants growing now. I think there's about six so far. I'm hoping for a few more to show their little faces in the next few days, but we'll see.
We have six Brussels sprout plants because they are the most delicious vegetable in the whole wide world, obviously! I can't wait to see some "green balls" growing from them. And I also can't wait to eat them all.
This is one of our six or seven pea plants. They seem to be digging our garden. They get bigger every day.
These little beauties were the first to sprout up. Soon they will become delicious spinach for salads and homemade spanakopita. Yummy!
I'm so pleased with my garden. I was feeling pretty discouraged for awhile there, but things are looking up. Our herb garden is another story. We haven't had anything sprout up, so I replanted everything today with hopes of seeing some growth in a couple of weeks. Here's hoping the second try is the charm.
How are your gardens doing?