Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The final act for Broccoli



Every year I allow a couple of my broccoli plants to flower and seed.
Frankly, towards the end they look like hell.
The delicate yellow flowers turn into green seed pods and eventually turn brown.



I fill my wheel barrow with the branches of pods, gab a fist full and twist.
The seed pods burst open and little round brown seeds pop out.
In November I will plant these seeds and start the process all over again.
I can't wait till the fresh broccoli returns.

3 comments:

  1. Nice photo's of seeds, thank you.
    I keep my seeds too :)

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  2. THANKS SO MUCH I WAS STARTING TO WONDER IF MY BROCCOLI CROSSED WITH A BEAN PLANT, SO SHOULD WE JUST EAT THE REST OF THE PLANT?

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    1. Eat it! But usually by the time the plants are seeding the leaves seem tough and not really edible. Save the seeds, you can use them for years to come!

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