Friday, June 5, 2009

Tea but not with lunch

My compost tea finished brewing this afternoon and I was able to go out and spray and water everything. Looking forward to seeing if it makes a difference. I'm still planning on running trials.

I was also able to harvest broccoli and snap peas yesterday!!

I made a yummy, yummy stir fry out of them. Delish! It really made all the work totally worth it. The taste was amazing. It looked like broccoli but it was so fresh it was like eating a whole different vegetable. I could never stomach raw broccoli before - I always thought it tasted bitter and terrible. I couldn't stop eating my garden broccoli raw. It was so fresh and almost sweet! I am SO planting more broccoli next year. Sadly I have only one left to harvest. =( Can you tell this is the first time I've ever grown broccoli? (I'mAdork!)
It was all good cooked too. Mmmm...


Ribbit said...

I was shocked when I ate my first garden fresh broccoli! I never expected it to be so sweet. It wasn't dry or coarse at all!

Annie's Granny said...

I harvested my first sugar snap peas yesterday, too! An entire half pound, then had to put them in the fridge for today because we weren't home for dinner. I'd forgotten we had to be at a graduation, or I'd have waited and picked them today. I have two teeny-tiny broccoli heads forming, so it will be a while before I can put them in a stir fry. Yours are looking marvelous!

Engineeredgarden said...

Oh...that dish looks really good! I had envisioned doing lots of things with my broccoli, but it just didn't happen. I won't plant as much next time. Congratulations on your harvest!

Just Jenn said...

Ribbit, it is shocking! This is the first time I've grown broccoli - it was delicious.

Granny, the snap peas are great aren't they? My kid couldn't stop eating them. I think I got two. Heh. Good thing a few more are comin' in.

EG, it was good! Hope you were at least able to store some of your excess broccoli. Maybe you'll feel like doing something with it later.

Stefaneener said...

I remember the first time I had a really successful broccoli crop. It was so nutty and sweet it was a real surprise. I've got to get it going better for the winter this year! Enjoy, enjoy!