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Farmerdill wrote: Broccoli is very easy to grow, Get a little DIPEL dust (Bacillus Thuringiensis , kurstaki strain) to take care of the imported cabbage worms and cabbage loopers. These really love broccoli but are about the only insect pests that bother them. Bt keeps the broccoli heads clean. After you cut the central head, most cultivars will keep putting out small side shoots (Florets) for a condiderable period of time.