The Backyard

The Backyard

Saturday, March 5, 2011

72 Broccoli Babes

Success. I now have 72, and some to spare, baby broccoli plants clamouring for light. I say clamouring because I forgot about them for 3 days while they were sprouting and they were all reaching desperately for the window when I finally remembered to check them. When I remembered I forgot to check them as we were driving to work on Friday morning (they were started Sunday evening and I checked them once on Monday evening), I thought for sure they'd be dried up. But the greenhouse effect of the cover on the tray really kept them nice and moist and I think by my forgetting and NOT opening the cover to see what was going on actually kept them nice and toastie inside their little greenhouse -- perfect sprouting conditions. They look awesome. The lights have started and they are on their way. I didn't get brussels or cauliflower seeds in time to start them also, so it's just the broccoli plants.


fullfreezer said...

Wow! That's a LOT of broccoli. I planted about 12 lat year and we got over 30 lbs of broccoli off it (including side shoots). I'm starting more this weekend and this year I'm hoping for a fall crop as well if I can get myself organized enough.

The Wiser Weiser said...

Do u have any extra to sell to little ole buttercup?;-)

DailySAHM said...

I haven't had a chance to start seeds yet. Freaking job. I may be one of those people I typically stick my nose up in the air at by buying seedlings.

Chili said...

Wiser Weiser - I'd be glad to sell ya some. Full freezer - we LOVE broccoli and will eat it every day for as long as its in season. And buying seedlings is ok too Kera!

shorbas.a said...

u are like a agriculture fealt ?