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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Top 10 Things To Do While Waiting for Purple Sprouting Broccoli to Flower

10. Contemplate tearing it out.
9. Create a Purple Sprouting Advent calendar to count the 240 day period to maturity.
8. Measure the diameter of the trunks (and I mean trunks!) and its height every week.
7. Find the largest leaf and submit it to the
Guinness Book of World Records.
6. Stake it up so it's not flopping over from it's own weight.

5. Find out how many critters are living among it.

4. Fertilize it just for kicks and giggles.

3. Figure out how the heck you're going to pro
tect it from frost and wet, heavy snow.
2. Hold a neighborhood skit for kids on
Jack and Broccoli Stalk...

....And the number one thing to do?

1. Make a list of all the crops you could have planted instead!

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