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Post  Roseinarosecity on 12/27/2015, 12:16 am

Merry Christmas to you all!
We had some strong winds last night and my broccoli plants are flopped over.  Should I stake them?  I gave them water, but I'm wondering if I stake them will I be damaging their root system.  It's the first time this has happened because I removed a tree that would be a wind barrier.

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Post  CotheK on 12/27/2015, 4:51 pm

I'm new to this so take it for what it is worth!   thinking

I read somewhere that it is okay to just lift them back up and pack the soil (add more if needed) around the plant to get it standing.  

Hope this helps until someone gives a better answer!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/28/2015, 7:00 am

Hi Roseinarosecity.  How tall are they?  If not too tall, just pack dirt around them like CotheK says.

There is a concern about damaging roots if you put a stake in there now.  But you'll have to weigh it against losing it...  I'd say stake them, but push the stake in gently...
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