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    Posted June 21, 2012 by
    MavisGarden
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    gig harbor, Washington
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    From garden to table

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    1st Broccoli Harvest!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MavisGarden says her favorite things to make with broccoli are broccoli soup, beef and broccoli stir fry and roasted broccoli with butter and garlic on the grill. "This was my first year successfully growing broccoli from seed. I must admit, I danced a minor jig in the garden upon seeing the thriving heads of broccoli this year," she says. "It just goes to show you, if at first you don't succeed, plant again. Eventually your stalk will come in."
    - Anika3, CNN iReport producer

    This is the first year I have been successful at growing broccoli, and I owe it all to starting my seeds indoors under grow lights. Earlier this spring instead of planting broccoli seeds in the garden and hoping for the best, I chose to plant my seeds indoors instead.  And it made all the difference in the world.

     

    Up here in the Pacific Northwest, we have to contend with a lot of rain, and slugs. I think having started the seeds indoors under lights, and then later moving the broccoli seedlings to the greenhouse until they gained a bit of bulk really helped this year.

     

    Hot Diggety Dog! Broccoli soup is on the menu for tonight!

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