Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Militant Community Garden Harvest #4: Broccoli & NO SMOKING!


It's so much fun to watch the progress each week in our garden, something new sprouts up and amazes us each time we visit. It's a 15 minute drive from our home to the community garden, so we usually only go on Sundays to harvest and tend to our plots.


Today, we have a lot of broccoli, so get ready for some recipes.



I guess broccoli bites and broccoli salads are in order (click on links for the recipes).

And for your reading pleasure, more inspirational emails from the people in charge of our community garden.
People, I can't make this stuff up.

"Hi Everyone,

Someone was seen smoking last evening on the east side of the Community Garden. So this is a reminder that smoking is NOT PERMITTED in the Community/Giving gardens. This rule is clearly detailed in the garden rules everyone has read. If any plot renter or guest of a plot renter is smoking in the garden, you are on a very fast track to losing your plot. If any person sees a smoker in the gardens let one of the garden staff know which plot they may be associated with and one of us will look into it."


After we received this email, an email followed telling us how tobacco mosaic virus kills tomato plants (it was from a gardening journal with scientific facts).

I detest cigarette smoking as a rule, but come on, as my husband said, how many old Italian grandfathers tended to their tomato gardens with a butt in their mouth?

Nuff said.


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8 comments:

Proud Italian Cook said...

Those people are hilarious! I can't grow broccoli here if I tried, it never gets big! Yours looks perfect!

MIL said...

DIL,
LOVE IT.!!! CAN'T WIPE THE SMILE OFF MY FACE BUT I WOULD HAVE A BIGGER SMILE IF I HAD A TASTE OF THAT BROCCOLI. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
MIL

Anonymous said...

Henry's right. Your broccoli's beautiful. If they add a sign saying "arbeit macht frei" at the gate, hightail the hell outta there. Andy Boy'll always do in a pinch.

Hilary said...

Tell your Community Overlords that tobacco mosaic virus isn't carried by cigarettes. BTW, have you suggested planting tobacco in the Comm-Garden?

lisa is cooking said...

I wish I could grow vegetables! I've failed so many times, I leave it to the pros now, but I blame our weather. Your broccoli is beautiful.

lea said...

making me smile so early in the morning. I love broccoli and peas together....

Christine said...

Beautiful broccoli! The militant gardeners kill me!!! :)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Your comment about old Italian guys with a butt in their mouths is so funny. Love the broccoli you're producing - my garden is looking sad compared to what you're getting. (of course being away two weeks doesn't help)