Today I sowed seeds for 72 Granex onions, 36 Red Burgundy onions and
36 shallots. They are in the greenhouse which is heated. I will
start some beets, chard, broccoli and cabbage in the next few days.
The broccoli and cabbage I am going to start about 3 of each about
every 3 weeks so I don't have so much that it rots. There is lots of
broccoli in the freezer and DH doesn't like it when it cooks. Guess I
start looking for recipes for broccoli soup.
Sounds like you don't use a lot of onions. That sounds like about
enough to perhaps stretch a bit into two months. Do you grow any
Perhaps with the Broccoli, but if you like cabbage, you need more than
that. It's wonderful sliced thickly, drizzled with some quality
balsamic vinegar and olive oil and roasted in the oven. Many
vegetables are awesome that way in fact.
Plan to succession sow the beets as well.
Yum. When you harvest the Broccoli, cut it an inch or two below the
main crown, and leave the plant to continue developing - it'll churn
out florets all season. I love them fresh, no cooking necessary,
though if cooked, it's got to be just a light steaming (enough to make
warm, but not soggy). Serve with butter or vinegar.
Using onions and garlic before they go bad is the problem. My garlic
was planted in the fall and is looking very good right now. Unless I
am making lots of salsas and relishes we don't use that many. There
are only 2 of us eating here on a regular basis.
Like I said for the onions and garlic, with only 2 of us eating here
that is plenty. I may try sauerkraut again on a small scale. If it
works I can plant a fall crop. I may also try a fall crop of
Beets I can preserve -- pickle, can or freeze. Since they keep in the
ground I can also pull a few at the time.
I have been doing that for years. Occasionally served with
I have pretty well worked this out after having too much food rotting
before we can eat or preserve it. We plant tomatoes, corn, beans,
squashes and other vegetables. We also have asparagus, strawberries,
blueberries, grapes and fruit trees. Then there is the problem of
only 2 70+ year-olds to keep up with it all in addition to the house
and the yard.
I have worked this out after seeing too much go to waste before it
could be eaten or preserved. We plant summer vegetables. We also
have asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, grapes and fruit trees.
There are only 2 70+ year-olds here to eat the food and keep up the
garden, house and yard.
We finished the new green house yesterday. I have four hydroponic pots
of tomatoes, 48 pepper plants, and waiting for zucchini, yellow, peas
and cucumbers to germinate.Oh and Broccoli. I have never had any luck
with that but you have inspired me to try again.
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