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Questions About Broccoli Plants

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Anonymous on
April 22, 2011

Q. Broccoli Florets

Broccoli florets: What do they look like and when should I see them?

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Anonymous on
May 4, 2011

Q. Leaves Gone

I planted my starts and after about three days, the leaves on the pea plants were gone. There that night, gone in the morning. Then the broccoli leaves started to disappear. Any ideas what might be eating them? I live in Salt Lake City, and I’m pretty sure it’s not deer.  The whole backyard is fenced as well.

Answered by
rubysmokey1 on
May 5, 2011
A.

I believe your problem could be cutwoms. They chew down tomato plants when I plant them in the ground. So I put down dried crushed eggshells around each plant. There is a dust you can use at your garden center. Hope this helps you.

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paige05 on
May 7, 2011

Q. Will My Broccoli Get Another Head After Harvesting

I just harvested my broccoli for the first time and it was a small crop. Just wondering if it will grow, so I can harvest again.

Answered by
Heather on
May 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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It won't develop a full head, but it will develop side shoots. These can be harvested individually and you can normally get enough off the plant to equal about half a head of broccoli.

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Anonymous on
May 7, 2011

Q. Broccoli

My question is, after you cut the main head off the plant, what happens? At the bottom of my broccoli, there are new leaves growing almost like a new broccoli plant.

Asked by
sbhnurse on
May 10, 2011

Q. Broccoli Developing Heads Too Soon

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?

Answered by
Heather on
May 12, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 12, 2011

Q. Broccoli Plants

Are the leaves on broccoli plants edible? They look like collard greens.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they are edible and they taste a lot like collard greens.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 21, 2011

Q. Cruciferous Veggies Not Producing

I have broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage planted from transplant for almost 6 weeks. There are lots of leaves but no actual heads forming. How long does it take for heads to form? I have fertilized and the soil is very rich. Water is not an issue. We have had cool cloudy weather with a few days of over 75 degrees.

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