Brocolli!

Last fall we planted one lonely broccoli plant just to see what it would do. It’s been making broccoli! Since I had no idea what broccoli ‘in the wild’ looks like I thought that some of you might not know either.

Ours is wispier than I thought it would be, probably because we aren’t watering it. But we have been eating what the plant produces. Next year we’re going to plant more.

7 thoughts on “Brocolli!

  1. Just an FYI. The first crop of broccoli will be a large head. Once that is cut, the subsequent heads will get progressively smaller, hence the wild, wispy look.

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  2. Hi BeckyThe anon commenter is right about subsequent flushes being wispy but sometimes it doesn’t produce a compact head at all – it just goes straight to wispy and I think that’s caused by too rapid growth if the weather is warm.

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  3. What do you do with wispy broccoli? You eat it! Just like you did 🙂Sometimes that rapid growth makes it bitter but if it tastes fine…

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  4. I love the spirit! 🙂 My family and I are starting a new fruit and vegetable garden,(for some of us our first garden.)The way I came across your blog is because I had no idea what brocolli ‘in the wild’ looked like, so I ‘goodsearched’ it, and found ‘Piece O’ Cake’. Thanks, and good luck with next year’s brocolli.

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