Monthly Archives: December 2014

More Planting

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Baby cabbage

I always buy my seedlings too far in advance – with the best of intentions, of course. On Friday I picked up nine Copenhagen market cabbage seedlings at Lowe’s. I was going to plant them immediately but…

On Saturday I had to drive down to Pinellas Park so I picked up eight Packman broccoli seedlings at Willow Tree. I had plenty of time that afternoon…

Sunday I decided to relax. Monday was drizzling – I changed my oil instead of gardening. Isn’t that life?

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Kale and Cabbage

Finally, after work today, I got my planting done. Stepping on the thick compost felt like walking on a foam mattress.

For no good reason, here’s some pictures of my five-week-old kale and cabbage. There’s a profusion of blossoms on the purple sweet potatoes.

 

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Sweet!

Broccoli Harvest

I began harvesting broccoli from the first planting.

Monday, 12-1: One head—10 oz.

Thursday, 12/4: One head—13 oz.

Saturday, 12/6: Three heads—15, 22, and 25 oz.

Sunday, 12/7: Shared 3 lbs. of broccoli with the fellowship. Many smiling faces!