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Finding room for fall broccoli

Broccoli starts

Our second set of fall broccoli is outgrowing its pots and ready to hit the garden. But is the garden ready for it?

Planting broccoli in gaps

Eight of my 38 plants fit easily into gaps in the summer garden. Which left quite a few in need of a home.

Broccoli in halfway composted manure

The beds I'd intended for them are built from partially composted manure...which looks much less composted than I'd thought. I set out four test plants and will check back in a few days to see if broccoli is one of the plants that can handle such strong not-quite compost. Squash and raspberries, I've learned, can. Asparagus and blueberries cannot.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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It's been in the 90's for weeks here and I am just pining for fall, way too early for us to do any fall planting!
Comment by Eric Thu Aug 9 18:01:46 2018





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