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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #660 on: March 21, 2014, 09:35:06 AM »
Very nice work Jim. I'm a firm believer in tha "you reap what you sow". That should make for a great grow house!  :)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #661 on: March 21, 2014, 09:37:29 AM »
Very nice work Jim. I'm a firm believer in tha "you reap what you sow". That should make for a great grow house!  :)

+1.  Yep. Looks awesome - using the jig is key.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #662 on: March 26, 2014, 05:01:47 AM »
Spotty germination in my cold frame.  I had to go out of town and the water gal may not be as excited or diligent as I  ::).

I put a spare ferminator strip in there to monitor temps/ You know there is a home-brewer around when...




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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #663 on: April 02, 2014, 05:57:47 PM »
Broccoli seedpods? Like little edamame perhaps? Wondering how to prepare them as there are plenty.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #664 on: April 02, 2014, 06:12:09 PM »
Greenhouse coming along slowly. Hard to find non rain non wind time to build lately. My only complaint so far is cutting that clear plastic. Heat gun and jigsaw works best but it ain't easy to do a clean cut.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #665 on: April 02, 2014, 08:54:47 PM »
Broccoli seedpods? Like little edamame perhaps? Wondering how to prepare them as there are plenty.



Interesting - I've never seen them go to seed like that. I'm thinking the younger the pod, the better. I'd probably treat them like a snow pea, but expect them to taste more like broccoli. I'm thinking stir fry would be my first recipe. If they're not tough, maybe toss them in some mac & cheese?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #666 on: April 02, 2014, 09:32:43 PM »
while they are tender I just eat them raw in salad.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #667 on: April 03, 2014, 06:39:00 AM »
I better jump on it then. I crunched one up yesterday and it was sweet and green tasting and obviously from broccoli. Not getting any more tender that is for sure!

Thinking of blanching in heavily salted water, then shocking in ice water. Perhaps pickling some also in a spicy brine?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #669 on: April 03, 2014, 05:52:43 PM »
sounds tasty

Well they ain't. :(

I harvested about 12oz of the seedpods. That's quite a few. I blanched 4oz in boiling salted water like edamame. And they are really similar to the beloved pod but just too fibrous to crunch them up; the pods will split but the yield is measly for all the effort. The "beans?" were sweet, and vegetally reminiscent of broccoli.  Overall, an unpleasant experience but educational.

The really small ones were tender and perfect. I will remember that. Harvest much much sooner...

I had one of Dave's brett biers while harvesting the pods. Tropical citrus and cherry. Pleasant in the warm evening sun.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #670 on: April 03, 2014, 07:16:35 PM »
my favorite are daikon radish seed pods. they can get quite large and still be tender. they taste like radishes!

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #671 on: April 12, 2014, 10:31:06 AM »
Done finally. Finished it off with a Martin condo. Bad angle on the sun, the bird house is green. Looks black in the photo. Now its time to brew.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #672 on: April 12, 2014, 11:01:20 AM »
Very spacious! Great job!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #673 on: April 12, 2014, 12:00:12 PM »
Thanks. Wife is thrilled. She gave me a new roll away tool box as a thank you, and thumbs up to get whatever tools I need.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #674 on: April 12, 2014, 12:19:31 PM »

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