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Should I pull this Broccoli?

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/26/2013, 12:10 pm

This is my first time trying to grow broccoli or cauliflower. I've read through a bunch of threads and haven't seen an answer for what this might be.

This started out as a beautiful healthy plant that was attacked by aphids. I've sprayed them off with water, used insecticidal soap spray and don't have much aphids on them right now, but a pair of cabbages in the box next to them are still riddled with aphids.

The leaves got tightly curled and small, the head looks weird and there seems to be scaly patches on the leaf stems.

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Post  camprn on 4/26/2013, 12:32 pm

I definitely looks diseased. I would pull them all, including the aphid infested ones. I have never seen it personally but do some research on clubroot and look at the roots when you dig them out.Try lifting the entire root system with a fork so as not to break any off.
Best bet for diagnosis is contacting your county Exension Service Ag Agent. Bring to them the plant or good photos of the plant in question.


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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/26/2013, 3:21 pm

I pulled it up, the cauliflower next to it and the two cabbages in the same box since they're all in the same family and none were healthy. There was nothing amiss with the roots of all of them.

Is there anything else I should avoid replanting in that space?

I need to spend some time now thinking about what to plant. I think this is related to my discovering that the peat wasn't calculated off of the bag numbers. I have too much peat in my mix and have been heavily adding compost every time a square is available to bring it up to standard.

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Post  plantoid on 4/26/2013, 6:21 pm

I don't think that would distort your plants the compost if finished would cause the plants to grow lots of greenery .

Several things can wreck a plant like that . Have you been spraying with a pesticide from an areosol can ?
Some are bad for brassica
Have you watered the garden with a watering can that may have previously in months gone by contained weed killer ?

What was your compost made of , did you make it yourself /

Another is do you have any local authority made compost in your mix or have you used any selective weed killer on the lawn and put clippings from it into your compost ?

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