When Broccoli Volunteers

Does this look like lettuce and spinach to you???

Does this look like lettuce and spinach to you???

Not so long ago Ray built a new box for my greenhouse. I immediately planted it with radishes, spinach, both Fordhook and a pretty red, a spicy mescalin mix and some baby lettuces. They have already sprouted! But why are there so many radishes when I only planted a single row of well spaced radish?

Then it hit me, this isn’t salad.

See all the "speckles" in this box? It isn't vermiculite, it is broccoli.

See all the “speckles” in this box? It isn’t vermiculite, it is broccoli.

After drilling Farmer Ray on where he got the soil to fill the new box, I discovered what I already knew. The soil came from the box that was re-purposed for the green house. Guess what it was chock full of last year? Broccoli… four different kinds of broccoli, broccoli for every season! In September, when I went back to school, the broccoli all went to seed…. in the box it was planted in.  I’m going to be laughing about this for the rest of March. Surprise! (Hope it transplants easily)

An early red, a late red and a really late golden raspberry. Not sure which is which.

An early red, a late red and a really late golden raspberry. Not sure which is which.

It has been so nice in Western Washington, Ray has been working on other projects. Among them was finally moving three raspberries that had been growing in a giant plastic pot for the last four years, into the ground. The space back here was a mess, the canes were starting to grow out the bottom of the pot, there was a ratty looking flower that the people before us planted and piles of stuff (an old potato planter that used to look nice, some comfrey that got away from us and a left-over mound of wood chips)  It honestly looks a lot better back here. I suspect the comfrey will be back.

Not as pretty as grandma or mom made, but it does go down easy (I licked the spoon)

Not as pretty as grandma or mom made, but it does go down easy (I licked the spoon)

Did you know that Saturday is Pi day (3-14-15)?  My Junior-High class is celebrating on Friday, so I came home and baked a lemon meringue on a graham cracker crust. Thanks Chris for the lemons! I have enough lemons left to make one more for Sabbath (the actual Pi day) But that one will have a lemon-lavender curd for the filling! Yum.  Today in Everett: The day started out as if it wanted to rain, but by the time school was out we had sweet, clean, bright sky. 66/43, The Underground is saying 71 degrees tomorrow (Friday, 3/13) No precipitation. Sunrise at 7:28 this morning, it will set at 7:09 to a waning (Worm) moon, giving us 11 hours and 19 minutes of a perfect day.

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One response to “When Broccoli Volunteers

  1. raydebco

    I like Broccoli

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