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Re: Broccoli harvest

Post  CotheK on 12/27/2015, 4:42 pm

Wow!  Those broccoli look wonderful!!  

I have six transplants and I put two next to each other in one 2X2 box with spinach in the other two squares...  I just read in Mel's second book a few days ago this is not recommended.  One seems to be growing the other not so. Anyone else do this and have success?

I hope I don't have to learn the VERY hard way and lose both.

I also read (somewhere else) that after the initial harvest smaller heads may still grow.  Anyone?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/27/2015, 10:42 pm

@CotheK wrote:Wow!  Those broccoli look wonderful!!  

I have six transplants and I put two next to each other in one 2X2 box with spinach in the other two squares...  I just read in Mel's second book a few days ago this is not recommended.  One seems to be growing the other not so. Anyone else do this and have success?

I hope I don't have to learn the VERY hard way and lose both.

I also read (somewhere else) that after the initial harvest smaller heads may still grow.  Anyone?

Thanks and Blessings!

Did you place one broccoli per square foot? That is what Mel recommends. Can you get a few cheap containers and re-plant and move the crowded broccoli? The spinach, is it transplants or direct seeded? You could put the spinach in the containers if that would be easier!

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Post  sanderson on 12/28/2015, 2:13 am

CotheK, I'm not sure I under stand how you planted the broccoli. One per square or 2 in one square? Per Mel, one per square for most of the cabbage family . Not all transplants thrive equally. I have a couple kale and Swiss chard that are puny. Wink

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/28/2015, 7:03 am

To answer your other question, CotheK, some varieties DO put out side shoots.  What variety do you have?

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