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Here in middle Tennessee, you don't risk planting a garden until after Easter. If you really want to be on the safe side, you probably want to wait until May first. Otherwise, you might lose everything to a late frost.
This drives me crazy when it's so beautiful and warm outside. I want to go dig up the earth, spill a few seeds inside, and watch the growth NOW.
Good news. Every year, my daughter adds to our list of what to plant. The last few years, she's wanted to do carrots. We've gotten one carrot each year. This year, she decided it might be fun to do cucumbers and broccoli, too.
I'm going to say this once, and please don't judge me, but I don't like broccoli. Honestly, I have no idea how my daughter learned to love it because she's the only one in the family who does. Needless to say, I have no idea how to grow the stuff, nor did I have any desire before now.
But, it's easy enough to pick up a pack of seeds, right? And, here's the good part! Broccoli needs to be planted to March! No need to wait until May for this plant because it's an early grower. So, we pulled out a pot, added some dirt, and sprinkled our seeds in. Now, we wait and see.
I don't promise to try any we might harvest, but I am thankful for a reason to dig a little earlier than normal. See? There is some joy that can come even from vegetables you don't like!
Do you have a veggie you don't like? Have you ever bought or grown something for a child in spite of your dislike? Any tips for growing broccoli?
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