Haiku Friday: First Harvest

In just one short month
my garden experiment
has produced results

This brown thumb has now
somehow coaxed from the earth a
bunch of broccoli:

And those are just the
first of the season – more will
be coming later

My first garden is already a smashing success as far as I’m concerned. I love broccoli, and these were transplanted in mid-April to the fledgling garden. I didn’t expect to see results so quickly, but we had to take the heads off of each plant today to make room for the new stalks of broccoli growing underneath.

We also planted carrot, cucumber, and sunflower seeds today. I already planted sweet peppers, lettuce, and some herbs a few weeks ago, and I still need to plant zucchini and green beans. I don’t know if they’ll all be as successful as the broccoli that even I can’t kill, but I hope we’ll have plenty of our own veggies this summer.

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  1. Oooh! I can’t wait to see your handiwork next weekend. Maybe you can teach me the ways of the green thumb… mine’s always been more, well, black in color. :)

  2. Congrats! How wonderful…we have a vegetable garden too and I just love working on it on weekends!

  3. Very cool! Someday I’ll have to try growing broccoli.

  4. i’m so impressed–i’ve never grown broccoli before!

  5. Your broccoli is awesome. I hope to be so lucky this summer.

  6. Mmmm, broccoli! I used to have a huge organic veggie garden when I lived on Long Island, but down here in Florida, I wouldn’t know what to do with this sandy soil and relentless sunshine. I think I’d have to grow everything in pots!

    Tink *~*~*
    Orlando skies reflected at EPCOT

  7. That looks so yummy! Good job!!!

  8. Congratulations! I do LOVE broccoli but have never grown it myself ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Amelia Sprout says:

    That is amazing. Broccoli isn’t easy to grow. You have a much longer growing season there (I just planted this week), I am so jealous.

  10. yum!

  11. ya ya's mom says:

    nice veggies!!! i can’t wait for ours to start sprouting!!!!

  12. Good job! And I thought I’d heard Broc was difficult, I didn’t even consider trying it this year. And was it tasty? I imagine the fruits of your own garden must taste better. I can’t wait for something of ours to be ready for harvest.

  13. We’ve got our first garden in as well, and I’m really looking forward to it. Great success, you!

  14. That’s awesome! I’ve never tried to grow broccoli.

  15. Hey your Mr Linky is working! Your broccoli looks yummy!

  16. I am super impressed, and inspired!

    p.s. posted my first haiku friday poems :)

  17. Condo Blues says:

    Awesome! I heard that broccoli is hard to grow, I’m really impressed.

  18. Your broccoli looks terrific! I can’t think of a haiku this week. But just wanted to say congrats on the greenery!

  19. Lovely broccoli – and I very much enjoyed my first Haiku Friday – thanks so much!

  20. How exciting! I wish my garden was doing that well.

  21. Well done – and what a lovely way to write about it.

  22. Does it taste any better or is it just a pride thing?
    Because I can promise you I’d kill it.

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