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Harvesting Broccoli

Posted by happy_fl_gardener 9a, near DeLand (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 27, 12 at 20:15

Prime broccoli time is coming now. This head is a day or two past what I consider ideal, but it tasted just fine. It cooked to a very dark green and was very tasty (steamed). This variety is called Thompson. It's my first time growing this variety and I'm glad that I did.

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RE: Harvesting Broccoli

These are my bluewind broccoli plants, in the front. These plants grow large. As you can see, I have a LOT of broccoli leaves I could use but I also have a lot of different kinds of kale so I really don't need them, that is, unless someone comes up with a good idea. Does anyone know if they make good "chips"?


RE: Harvesting Broccoli

  • Posted by tomncath St.Pete-Z10A-Heat 10 (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 28, 12 at 7:26

Very pretty Christine! :-)


RE: Harvesting Broccoli

I always use broccoli leaves as well as the tops - I think the younger leaves taste much better than kale - usually more tender as well.

My fave is to saute chopped broccoli tops, stems & leaves w/ some olive oil, garlic, onions & carrots & serve over pasta w/ parmesan or romano cheese. I season w/ some hot pepper flakes or hot ground chiles.

RE: Harvesting Broccoli

Thanks Tom and Carol. Carol, thanks for the recipe. I have carrots ready to eat from the garden too, so this recipe will be a great help.


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