Broccoli Plants

Broccoli Bolting


hubcity9 added on July 15, 2011 | Answered

I purchased a Broccoli starter plant and planted it in early June. The broccoli plant began bolting about three weeks ago. I just learned that once the plant begins to flower (bolt), it is too late to to grow actual broccoli. Is it possible to de-flower the plant now and for the plant to start growing broccoli? If I leave the plant as is, will it produce brocolli in the coming fall? What should be done in order to produce broccoli? Thanks, beginning gardener


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Susan75023
Answered on July 16, 2011

They have finished their harvest cycle. Depending on where you live, some people plant for a fall crop but you need a fairly long growing season.

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