copyright the Chronicle September 30, 2015
by Joseph Gresser
As my esteemed colleague Richard Creaser noted in this space last week, garden abundance, although welcome, can impose a burden on the chef. While much of the produce mentioned by Richard has a long harvest period, the garden also can inundate its unwary keeper with sudden and overwhelming bounty.
Some brassicas have a brief interval between ripeness and becoming inedible. I recall one year when my broccoli plants went into overdrive, and I was buried under bushels of the stuff. There is no point trying to wait the plants out, you’ll just end up with bouquets of yellow flowers.
The next year I tried to compensate by cutting back on the number of plants I set… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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