This is my first year starting my vegetgable garden and I planted brocolli. I live in So Ca and I used
a whiskey barrel to plant 4 of them. I planted them on Mothers Day and I now have 3 tall brocolli stalks
that my husband said are the male stalks and I have 1 brocolli flowerette, which he says is the female..
What I would like to know is if I cut the flowerette brocolli, will the stalk produce more, should I leave
the male stalks, not quite sure what to do.
I wasn't aware that broccoli was sexist, but if you cut off the main head, little side shoots develop which can be harvested a week or two later. (That reminds me, I have to get my second cutting in before they start to flower!) Perhaps your other stalks wlll eventually produce the edible parts.