Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 10:27 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:05 pm

» Winter Reading, Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:02 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:49 pm

» Sprouted Onion Question
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:37 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 6:11 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 6:07 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 6:00 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by sanderson Today at 5:58 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Today at 5:47 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:05 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:56 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by llama momma Today at 2:16 pm

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Today at 1:59 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:57 pm

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:24 am

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Today at 2:14 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Is this broccoli done growing?

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Is this broccoli done growing?

Post  rod champion on 5/24/2012, 9:03 pm

Yank them-- compost the plants and stick new ones in there.

It definetly takes water to form the heads big.

rod champion

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 67
Location : Piedmont NC

View user profile http://www.southholstonriverflyshop.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this broccoli done growing?

Post  Turan on 5/25/2012, 11:53 am

@marc-in-pa wrote:Thanks for the advice! The plants ARE forming smaller heads on the side shoots. We'll see how they go a bit before putting the squares to more productive use.

It is a little frustrating that the main heads are about 2 inches across and hardly more than a mouthful per plant. Since I bought broc transplants, this is actually a money loser on this try. pale

On the bright side, it's a great improvement from the first go.

The accounting is not done until you stop harvesting shoots. Pick the shoots early enough that the stems are still soft, they are delicious as well. When the shoots start getting too small do a pruning of side shoots to push for larger but fewer.

Turan

Female Posts : 1999
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this broccoli done growing?

Post  marc-in-pa on 5/25/2012, 11:37 pm

Early this morning, the 3 broccoli plants made a graceful exit. Here's the harvest:



Made great filler for omelets! I do have to say what it lacked in quantity, it made up for in color and flavor. It could not have been fresher. Backyard to kitchen to plate in about 10 minutes.

Not sure if I'll try broc again but if I do I'll be sure to save this thread just in case. Thanks for all your advice!


marc-in-pa

Male Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-06-02
Location : Pittsburgh, Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Broc

Post  CharlesB on 5/26/2012, 7:26 am

Too late now but in the future harvest the heads like that and leave the plant. It will grow more heads, then you can harvest them later. Also if it does go to flower by leaving a head on too long you can eat the flowers. It isn't like it goes bad or something. That's all a broc head is, an early flower.

CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this broccoli done growing?

Post  quiltbea on 5/26/2012, 8:17 am

@marc-in-pa...........I think in zone 6 you should get a good harvest with fall broccoli. I'm in 5a and that's when our broccoli does best. I always grow some in the spring but once it starts getting hot or a few hot days, it stops producing. The cool of autumn produces terrific heads and there are fewer bugs with which to contend. Try again for the fall. You can sow your seeds directly in the warm soil 18 weeks before your first expected fall frost. Better luck next time.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is this broccoli done growing?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:13 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum