Broccoli Plants

Broccoli Developing Heads Too Soon


sbhnurse added on May 10, 2011 | Answered

I planted broccoli plants (about 8-10" high) one week ago. The weather has been cool (40-60) where I live in PA. However, the plants are beginning to get broccoli heads already. The plants have not grown much, but the heads are slighly smaller than a dime. What should I do?


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 12, 2011

It is not so much the air temperature but rather the soil temperature that causes broccoli to bolt too early. Try adding mulch around the base of the plants. This article will help as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/bolting-broccoli-growing-broccoli-in-hot-weather.htm

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