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Broccoli has cropped, what now.

 
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gray_b



Joined: 24 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 21 6:37 pm    Post subject: Broccoli has cropped, what now. Reply with quote
    

My broccoli has cropped, what do i do now.

Just pull them up. Or will they re-shoot for later in the year.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 21 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That’s one thing I’ve never grown

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 21 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cut it and cook it.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 21 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What sort of broccoli? If it is calabrese (green) or purple, you may be able to keep it going a bit. Purple will actually work as a perennial, but not quite as well, so you could get more next year from the same plant. White, or heading broccoli won't do any more, so lift it and replant with something else if you like.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Some varieties are more likely to send up usable side shoots than others.
If you look at the axillary buds (at leaf crotch) you'll see them sprouting up not too long after cutting the main broccoli head. You can decide if it's worth it to you too let them go, or if you'd rather replant that space

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 21 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

dig it up, bury it in quicklime and concrete, emigrate

sorry, i am a reluctant super sniffer for sulphur bearing organic compounds, the stuff is worse than mink

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 21 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's the way I feel about ripe brie; pure ammonia to me.

Not very constructive though. Well, perhaps if you want to lay the foundations to something, but not otherwise.

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