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16/06/2012 at 16:21

I  have several broccoli plants,I had one or two that grew fine produced great veg etc but i now have some that have hardly produced and what is there is flowering.Why is this any ideas people keep telling me its the changing weather.

16/06/2012 at 16:33

Broccoli (especially the calabrese type) are a bit fussy and tend to produce in a set number of days.  I had to keep mine in small pots for longer than I wanted before planting out because of the weather and many of them have done just the same as yours.  If they get dry at any point, that tends to ruin them, too.  If they are the type which produce side shoots, cut the main head (now flowers!) off and they may still give some useable crop from those side shoots.

16/06/2012 at 16:36

Oh didnt know that about the side shoots!Ok thank you

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