The HomeAcre Hop #18….and a few tidbits


Welcome back to the HomeAcre Hop!

Your hosts are:

Ann from Summers Acres

Carol from Everything Home with Carol

Lisa Lynn from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

and me!

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My tiny broccoli

My tiny broccoli

This week in our garden we learned a valuable broccoli lesson: don’t set it out to early.   I started my transplants after Christmas, and lumped my broccoli in with all those scheduled to go out around Valentine’s Day.

When planting time rolled around, I plunked the broccoli in forgetting to check my schedule.

Here, broccoli doesn’t go in until March.

I thought we’d be ok.  I’ve tried a few times to grow broccoli without success in our tricky climate and when I saw a tiny bud begin to form between the leaves, I thought maybe this might be our year.

But, when she came up, this is all she wrote.  To the best of my limited broccoli knowledge this is what is referred to as buttoning: tiny heads that fail to mature.  It can be attributed to wrong timing (which was totally my fault) or to wonky weather.  Since we’ve had cold, hot, hot, cold, freeze, hot, mild, tornado, freeze….this spring; it may not be all my fault.  All the same, I was looking forward to fresh broccoli with homemade cheese sauce and that is going to have to wait.

Better luck this fall maybe?

Before moving on to the hop:

Don’t forget to check our our giveaway from Mary’s Basics! Click HERE for more details and a chance to win!

Chai Tea Blend from Mary’s Basics!


Now on to the hop! Here are this week’s featured posts:

Carol’s Pick - Growing Days: A Sucker for Succulents

Ann’s Pick - Taylor Made Ranch: The Love of God Through The of Others

Lisa’s Pick - Homestead Honey: Planting Down Memory Lane

and mine: Five Little Homesteaders – Improvising: Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

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The HomeAcre Hop #18….and a few tidbits — 4 Comments

    • Yes! I loved your post. I’m sending it along for my husband to read so we can try and duplicate something like it on our raised beds. Thanks for linking up!

  1. I love this farm blog hop and am thankful for the time to participate, even though I usually read and comment after midnight. ( There’s no time during the day when the gardens & flowerbeds need tending! ) Thank-you sooooooooooo much for hosting this event.