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
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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:
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Now on to the hop! Here are this week’s featured posts:
Carol’s Pick - Growing Days: A Sucker for Succulents
Lisa’s Pick - Homestead Honey: Planting Down Memory Lane
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