This is the first year I have successfully grown broccoli. Hard to believe, but before I did the garden makeover where I protected my beds from critters, the broccoli was always one of the first plants that they ate.
So, I didn't have a lot of experience in growing it. I was pleased to see the heads developing and becoming good sized, and was looking forward to various broccoli dishes (unlike some former presidents, I LOVE broccoli!). One day when I went out to the garden, though, I was startled to see that one of the heads was starting to flower.
|Broccoli on the left is starting to flower|
Picking the main head stimulates the production of smaller side heads, so maybe I can redeem myself by watching future heads more carefully. Or, maybe an early winter will put an end to things before I get my second chance.