today’s harvest

---, Harvests

I harvested bit of broccoli (Marathon) and cilantro today from under the covers of my winter low tunnel. The tunnel is about 4 feet high and protected with three layers of winter row cover and a top layer of green house plastic. It’s pretty cozy in there.

I have never grown winter broccoli before. It’s like winter kale – really tender and sweet. It only needs one minute of cooking, a little butter and salt, and it’s amazing!

The cilantro is really welcome in the middle of winter too. It’s a very hardy herb and is thriving in the tunnel. We added it to our New Year’s nacho dinner. We made bean chili, guacamole, chips with melted cheese, sour cream, and then sprinkled chopped cilantro on it all. It was a very good way to start a new year.

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