We can say our garden never sleeps. Presently, garlic, herbs, onion and broccoli plants are growing. With the warm late winter temperatures, we already started harvesting broccoli and it’s only early March. We used the overwinter technique a.k.a “hibernation” with the help of a cold frame to grow broccoli during winter time. But for this past winter, that idea was not on the drawing board.
Remember the ground hog attack on our broccoli plants last fall? At our amazement, all broccoli plants survived, restarted to grow and grew nice, heads (about 1″ wide) by mid November.
I would like to take the occasion and give a big pat on the back to this particular broccoli plant:
We started him from seed and transplanted this guy at its location in April 2010 [sic]. Yep, a two-year-old broccoli plant. You can also see the guy on a picture included in a post dated November 29, 2010. In that same picture, shown below, it’s the guy next to the green arrow on the left.
The reason for its longevity? Being close to a blueberry plant with a regimented spray program surely helps. As does my wife’s inability to pull out vegetable plants ‘just in case’ they might produce something more.