Broccoli Plants
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Broccoli

Anonymous added on April 19, 2014 | Answered

Last year my broccoli set blooms instead of heading. This year it is exhibiting the same tendencies. Any advice?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 20, 2014

This is called bolting. Unfortunately, once broccoli bolts, it quickly becomes inedible. To keep plants that are prone to bolting, they need to keep their soil cool. Mulch helps. This article will help you with planting it in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/bolting-broccoli-growing-broccoli-in-hot-weather.htm

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