This fall and early winter has been milder than in past years and has been great for cold season vegetables. I planted 16 "Premium Crop" broccoli seedlings in in early September with hopes of harvesting fresh broccoli for Christmas Day dinner. Needless to say, I was not disappointed.
As the picture shows, I picked both kale and broccoli on Christmas day. To extend my broccoli harvest, I covered the broccoli which is a little less cold tolerant than kale with a low tunnel made out of half inch PVC and a plastic sheet. The plastic retains heat, just like a greenhouse. It worked like a charm and in fact is still working.
Well, the sun is starting to go down, so I think I walk out back and see if I can pick some side shoots for dinner.