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Self-contained Box Gardens: Brocolli

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Guatay, CA

June 18, 2009
3:09 AM

Post #6703646

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.

This message was edited Jun 17, 2009 7:18 PM
Westbrook, CT
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #6709781

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.
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

June 21, 2009
3:36 PM

Post #6718795

The leaves are edible, and very rich in vitamins. Use like kale or collards, or even nibble young leaves as you garden.

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