Bodacious Brassica

The cauliflower and broccoli in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden have been simply stunning, despite the warm weather. We’re currently at 9503 total pounds of produce for the 2011 season, and still producing. A couple of side benefits to note: 1) Broccoli and cauliflower leaves are edible and tasty, and 2) allowing the broccoli plants to produce side shoots after harvesting the primary crown is worth the wait.

Laura Schumm holds a "big catch" of cauliflower. Note the abundance of edible, but often ignored, leaves.
Nice continued production of broccoli side shoots. Not a lot of pure weight - but worth the wait.
Part of the 64 pounds of broccoli harvested 11/28/11 (156 lbs. of broccoli year-to-date).

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