You understand, I can say that because all of my brain cells have melted.
We hit a high today of 92 degrees and it was brutal out in the garden. Fortunately, I didn't spend a lot of time there. Only long enough to make the second harvest of all but one remaining head of broccoli and all seven cauliflower plants in a raised bed.
This means the broccoli is just about done (and in the freezer) except for the one still smallish head and any side shoots I might get.
The cauliflower is beautiful this year. My seed packet said to expect heads up to 8" across. Didn't quite make that but since cauliflower is a cool weather crop, and we've been having anything but cool weather, I thought I'd better harvest it before something baaad happened to it.
My biggest head was 7-1/2" across; the smallest 5". I spent most of the day in the cool (ha!) kitchen blanching the broccoli and cauliflower and prepping it for the freezer.
So far I've put by 13 servings of broccoli and 18 of cauliflower. I still have 6 cauliflower plants I put in the field garden about 2-3 weeks later than the first batch set out in the raised bed. I seriously doubt they will do much of anything because of the undesirable growing conditions for them now.
Actually, it wasn't too bad working in the kitchen most of the day. Much, much better than it would have been outside. The feeling of satisfaction that comes from squirreling away home grown vegetables for nutrition and pleasurable eating during the cold winter months did make this hot day a good day.
The fruits of one's labor. Ya can't beat it!
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