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First Harvest

I had my first harvest of the year today. It’s only 1 1/2 oz of Broccoli, but a harvest is a harvest. Really it’s a leftover from last year because it’s Broccoli that survived the winter. It was a total accident that it happened. I’d put row covers over my Broccoli late last year to extend my harvest and then the snow came so soon that I never got the row covers off and apparently it was just enough insulation to allow some of the plants to survive (5 out of 12 or so).

First Harvest 2011 - Broccoli

First Harvest 2011 - Broccoli

Unintentional gardening like this is one of the things I really love about gardening.

That my Broccoli is growing also confirmation conditions are ready for a number of of vegetables to be out in your garden including

Cabbage Family members:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Mustard
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Kale

Root crops:

  • Carrots
  • Beets

Onion Family members

  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Garlic (though this needed to be planted last fall)


Leafy Greens

  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • Chard
Chard & Lettuce

Chard & Lettuce


  • Snap
  • Snow
  • Shell

Any of these can be started from seed in your garden right now. Time to get planting.

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