It was that time again to mow the chicken pen. The hens were getting lost in the grass so I took pity on them. Since I needed to mow I decided I would bag the grass so I could do a mulch of sorts around all the fruit trees in the pen. A week ago I fertilized the trees and now I want to kill all the grass around them.
When I went into the garden I was impressed with how well the rutabagas were still doing. The leaves on them had bounced back from the slug attacks in the fall/winter. I planted them in July of last year and they still taste just as good now as they did in the fall. I was pretty happy with that, as my kohlrabi developed texture issues after being left out in the garden too long. I will say that a few days after taking this picture the plants threw up seed heads so I guess their end is near.
My Purple Sprouting broccoli is…purple! I planted it in July of last year also and it’s been hanging around not doing much. I walked by it recently and my jaw dropped. It is so purple that I think Crayola needs to name a crayon after it. It may be purple but boy does it tastes delicious! Nothing beats young fresh broccoli shoots steamed with some smokey cheese melted over it.