Winter Garden – Lots of Broccoli – Eat the Leaves!

Good day all!

We just experienced out 1st freezin temps here at the Yoeme Senior Garden. Most of the chili peppers were pruned and covered to protect against the frost. The volunteer tomatoes keep popping up and producing fruit,  but those were not covered and will have to fend for themselves.

Onto the broccoli harvest! There are around 40 plants producing tons of broccoli for the seniors, and enough left to share with the garden volunteers and guests. I started some winter veggies at home and we currently are growing spinach, brussel sprouts, collards, cabbage, peas, letruce, mustard, kale, radish, onion, garlic, rutabaga, carrots, and turnips.

There is an bed just for herbs: parsley, oregano, cilantro, chives, and basil.

Rows of broccoli
More rows of broccoli
Bok choy, onions, and some collards
Oak leaf lettuce

We are also utilizing the area around the beds with an in ground gardens, where the broccoli and other veggies were planted. .

Loose leaf lettuce and more collards and brussel sprouts

Some more starts going into the garden this week. They thrive in these cold temps.
Dont forget to cook those broccoli leaves and stems! They are very nutritious.

Sauteed broccoli leaves

Thank you and happy gardening!


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