Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 1:22 pm

» What I learned this year
by donnainzone5 Today at 1:02 pm

» Flavor bomb cubes for veggies and...
by hammock gal Today at 12:42 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:11 am

» Compost Heaps
by brianj555 Today at 11:10 am

» Fall Garden?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:57 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:46 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Today at 8:59 am

» Today's Harvest
by sanderson Today at 3:26 am

» Hello from NE OHIO
by sanderson Today at 3:14 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 3:08 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Happy Autumn Equinox
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:24 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:44 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:25 am

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 9/21/2017, 9:27 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:56 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie 9/21/2017, 6:28 am

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Floppy broccoli?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Floppy broccoli?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/11/2011, 9:13 am

The winds and driving rains knocked my broccoli over yesterday. I'm sure the stems aren't broken, but they just aren't standing tall.

I can stake them, right? Or, does it even matter?
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Floppy broccoli?

Post  dizzygardener on 4/11/2011, 9:36 am

Absolutely try to stake them back up. Your broccoli will let you know if it can survive the damage.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Floppy broccoli?

Post  staf74 on 4/11/2011, 12:33 pm

I had a similar problem too the other night. The golf ball hail also tore holes all through my garden. Some were shredded Sad

I used heavy mulch to pack around the base and they stood back up again quite nicely.

Stakes of course will work also.
avatar
staf74

Male Posts : 554
Join date : 2010-11-24
Age : 42
Location : York, SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Floppy broccoli?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/11/2011, 1:14 pm

Thanks, guys.

Although, I guess what I am asking is do I NEED to stake them? If I just let them go, won't they still flower anyway?
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Floppy broccoli?

Post  Old Hippie on 4/11/2011, 1:27 pm

You may not need to stake them. They may come back on their own. I would probably prop them up with a bit of soil or mulch to give them a bit of support. Kind of like when you use a pillow to support your lower back when it is hurting. If, after a day or two they are still lying down but not dead, staking might be necessary.

Best of luck.

Gwynn
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Floppy broccoli?

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