One of the dinner table’s most divisive vegetables gets some High Plains love. On today’s Growing on the High Plains, everything’s coming up broccoli. This notoriously-fussy grower has been the bane of many a gardener, but there are a few tricks about managing planting time and growing conditions to cultivate a successful crop, from stem to floret.
We’ll slice into its long and storied history as it traveled from ancient Rome across Europe and finally found a welcome place on American plates (though maybe not to children). We’ll also review tips on how best to cut, cook, and prepare this hearty side to maintain optimal taste and texture.