Finally, after my slow start in the garden, some harvests are happening. I harvested 3 heads of broccoli, weighing in at 1 lb. 12 oz.. Another 3 heads are also almost ready to go. We’ll eat one tonight and freeze the rest for winter treats. One head started to bolt early, but while not cosmetically perfect should still be tasty.
I discovered this morning that some other mammal is harvesting some crops for me, unfortunately. Recently set out broccoli and Brussels sprouts, lettuce, cauliflower, all have been chomped. I suspect it is a rabbit that squeezed through the garden gate. I’ll be fixing that as soon as this report is posted. This early unauthorized harvesting may be the end of the Brussels sprouts and broccoli, I don’t know if they can recover if the main stem is eaten. I may need to look for replacement plants.
Some of the lettuce was of a size where I could harvest some of the outer leaves, but no more. A few of the smaller transplants are doomed, I think they are too chomped to recover. Grrrr. Time to set the HaveNoHeart trap.