I’ve let one of my earliest broccoli heads go way longer than I usually do, completely out of my comfort zone, to see how far I can let this variety go before it starts to bolt. What has captivated me while observing this variety in particular is the seemingly sacred geometry that has been embedded in this floret since it first started to form early last week. With its two neighbors, I harvested them what I now can see as at least a day or more too early. When growing brassicas, especially cauliflower and broccoli, you just have to work through the uncertainty of not knowing if it was just right or if you could have let it grow another day. And each season is a little different with high temperatures being a major influence on the happiness of these generally cooler season crops. I left this outside overnight, but will harvest in the morning. As I said a few days ago, we need to care for one another like we do our gardens. And tending to each of our own selves is a huge part of growing together. For me, that looks like a lot of quiet time in my garden. If you love gardening and growing food, perhaps, like me, food security and food justice issues would be a good place to start in your community. Just some food for thought. Keep tending your hearts and souls and gardens, my friends.