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
» strawberries SFG
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:16 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver Today at 8:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Mimi2 Today at 8:12 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:53 pm

» SUGA 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:52 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:44 pm

» My Ontario SFG Garden Spring 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:28 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:25 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:47 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Today at 4:42 pm

» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Today at 3:43 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 2:59 pm

» Hello from South Mississippi
by sanderson Today at 2:55 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by sanderson Today at 2:52 pm

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by sanderson Today at 2:24 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:32 pm

» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am

» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Comfrey
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

So after picking broccoli heads

View previous topic View next topic Go down

So after picking broccoli heads

Post  arla on 6/8/2013, 4:15 pm

Is there any worth to keeping the plant in the bed, or should I just dig it out and plant something else at this point? I've seen notes about getting other heads, but not sure how worth it they really are, vs planting a new veggie.

arla

Posts : 109
Join date : 2011-09-09
Location : El Cerrito, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: So after picking broccoli heads

Post  gwennifer on 6/8/2013, 4:27 pm

I personally found it to be worth it, but that was in the fall and too late in the year to plant anything else anyway. They developed multiple side shoots and fairly quickly too. It's kinda up to you - do you already have plans for those squares? Maybe keep some in as an experiment to see whether it turns out to be worth it to you, and pull others to get different things started now vs. later.
avatar
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

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

Back to top Go down

Re: So after picking broccoli heads

Post  boffer on 6/8/2013, 4:32 pm

@gwennifer wrote:I personally found it to be worth it, but that was in the fall and too late in the year to plant anything else anyway. They developed multiple side shoots and fairly quickly too. It's kinda up to you - do you already have plans for those squares? Maybe keep some in as an experiment to see whether it turns out to be worth it to you, and pull others to get different things started now vs. later.
+1 If you don't need the space, leave it. When it's time for the plant to go bye bye, don't forget that the leaves are edible and healthy too.

You could also remove some lower leaves to give you room to plant seeds like lettuce and radishes in the same square.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: So after picking broccoli heads

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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