Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Published in 1982 by Ten Speed Press
Berkeley, California

This book is a classic of vegetarian cooking and contains the best bread recipes you are ever likely to find. Just love the sesame-lemon bread.
Yesterday, a mate at the community garden planted his own "broccoli forest" so I was reminded of this book. Everyone has their own way of planting and preparing the soil, but B. attacked the task with mathematical precision. Notebook and measuring tape in hand, all his seedlings which he had grown beautifully from organic certified seed were planted a precise distance apart. I am trying really hard to follow this method but I remain a terribly untidy vegetable gardener.


  1. I agree with lotusleaf - i have to try hard to keep the plantings asymmetical and untidy.