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Winter Garden

davidg618's picture

Winter Garden

This is completely off-topic.

Discounting the ocassional hurricane, and the ever increasing summer heat, Florida is a good state to live in, especially if you grow a winter garden. We generally plant cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli in late October to early November. The broccoli is always the first to mature.

Earlier in the week my wife harvested two heads of broccoli, and asked me to make Cream of Broccoli soup. I'd never done it before, and it sounded like fun. Basically, Bechamel sauce with some added cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg pureed with lots of al dente steamed florets.

Next month: Cauliflower and Cheddar.

David G



Syd's picture

Nothing beats the taste of just-picked, homegrown vegetables.  Great colour on that brocoli there!


tananaBrian's picture

We grow as much on our own as we possibly can, and expand the garden a bit more each year.  Unfortunately, "winter garden" in Alaska means "herbs growing in pots in the windows" ...although you can grow a wide variety of mineatures (peppers etc) inside the house too, but we're short on window, counter, and stand place for more plants.

Nuthin' beats the taste of ...home grown tomaters!




varda's picture

green soup.   And I'm jealous of your weather that allows for such a thing.  -Varda