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Damaged broccoli plants

Zone Mechanicsville,Md. 20659 | brahbrah00 added on May 6, 2016 | Answered

I'm pretty sure that a rabbit got into my garden and ate the leaves off of my young broccoli plants as well as my cabbage plants. My question is...will I have to replant new plants in replace of these or is there a chance that something may still come from these plants? This is my first time planting either of these plants so I don't have a clue. Thank you.

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kh0001
Answered on May 7, 2016

I'm sorry your broccoli was a meal for a creature and not you! Yes, you could still very well get decent broccoli heads from your plants: depends on your weather conditions and how well you keep the rabbits (and other creatures) out going forward. Broccoli is a cold-weather crop, so if your weather is getting ready to get hot, you'll want to take some precautions.

These articles may help you:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/how-to-grow-broccoli.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/bolting-broccoli-growing-broccoli-in-hot-weather.htm

Good luck, and I hope you get to enjoy your fresh broccoli -- there's nothing like it, so if it doesn't work this year, definitely try again!

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