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Post  Jilligan on 7/4/2011, 9:58 am

So I am trying broccoli for the first time and I'm not sure if it is going to produce. It's probably 18" tall with HUGE leaves but I can't see a head for the life of me:( I am in Kamloops BC and we have had the most pitiful of weather, well below average temps and not a whole lot of sun. It has started to get really nice the last couple of days but I'm not holding out a lot of hope for my broccoli. Should I pull it and give some of my other plants some extra sun or leave it in and hold out a bit more hope.
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Post  jymarino on 7/4/2011, 10:10 am

Broccoli likes it cool, so if it is still cool where you are just be patient. It should produce eventually. I am in North Missouri and it has been quite hot here, but my broccoli is still giving me nice little heads.

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/4/2011, 10:28 am

Rabbit got mine while I was away for a 3-day convention. I have a few plants that are now of a size that if the rabbit doesn't get them, they will be my fall crop! My corn is mid-thigh on me, which means it is just about knee-high on the average non-vertically-challenged person, so I am happy with the results of the heatwave that came while I was at the convention. Most things are at least 3-4 inches taller, with some having even more growth than that. Now, if only I could get my broccoli ! Shocked

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Post  boffer on 7/4/2011, 10:45 am

A similar question was asked last year, with interesting followups 6-8 weeks later.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1814-cabbage-broccoli-cauliflower-plants-not-producing
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 7/4/2011, 11:13 am

Just stay patient. Mine seemed to take forever, but eventually they gave me heads.
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Post  Jilligan on 7/4/2011, 1:33 pm

Thanks All for the advice to just be patient! Boffer, thanks for that link, I saw that it is okay to cut a few leaves, so I might do that. I am getting too much shade on my spring onions and carrots unfortunately.

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Post  Jilligan on 7/19/2011, 7:40 pm

I've been watching my broccoli grow!!! The day I went out to check it and then pull it if there wasn't a crown/head, imagine my surprise when I dug thru a few of the leaves and found a little head of broccoli! It is now about 6 inches across so I think I might harvest it in the next couple of days. We have had the most pitiful month of July weather wise. The plus to that is, I have hundreds of tomatoes and the cooler weather veggies that I planted a little late are having lots of time to grow before the heat comes and takes over.
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Post  laurakay60 on 7/19/2011, 7:44 pm

Good to hear! My plants are also getting HUGE, but not producing anything yet.

They are seriously enormous - overshadowing all the adjacent squares. It's crazy!
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Post  quiltbea on 7/19/2011, 10:55 pm

In the north you can usually get two crops of broccoli, one in the early spring and one in the fall.
My early spring crop was a dud because we got some 90 plus days which is highly unusual, so now we're trying for a fall crop. They are doing well sown directly in the soil.
In your area I would think you can plant broccoli seed in June and get a fall harvest so just let your broccoli continue. You may get a good harvest after all.
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Post  ModernDayBetty on 7/19/2011, 11:09 pm

@Jilligan wrote:I've been watching my broccoli grow!!! The day I went out to check it and then pull it if there wasn't a crown/head, imagine my surprise when I dug thru a few of the leaves and found a little head of broccoli! It is now about 6 inches across so I think I might harvest it in the next couple of days. We have had the most pitiful month of July weather wise. The plus to that is, I have hundreds of tomatoes and the cooler weather veggies that I planted a little late are having lots of time to grow before the heat comes and takes over.
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I'm glad you are seeing results. One of my broccoli just crowned a few days ago, it's growing so fast now. I noticed two others are just starting to form crowns. Mine were transplants so I'm surprised it's taken so long. Best of luck!
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Post  HouseofWool on 7/20/2011, 9:12 am

With the freakishly hot weather we have been having, I expected my broccoli and cauliflower to bolt. I already harvested the main crowns on the broccoli but have several small shoots growing. Yesterday, I saw that 4 out of 6 cauliflower plants have crowns that are about the size of a golf ball. Here's hoping that they grow well the next few days.

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