Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brocc O'flower

My broccoli plants had small, plum-sized, heads starting on them and then they immediately shot to seed. So, now I have a lovely yellow bouquet of broccoli flowers starting in the garden, but nothing I can steam up for a side dish.

Any suggestions on why this might have happened or how I can start over with the same plant would be greatly appreciated!

UPDATE:
So here's what I've learned! Broccoli is a cold weather crop and the heat is what is forcing premature blossoming of the plants. I'm going to let these ones stay in the garden as decoration, but I'm going to try another set that gets planted in late august. I'll see if I have better luck then.

Good times!

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