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broccili

leicester, United Kingdom Gb

HI THERE,I have grown broc,for the first time ,it was going great the plantswere firm and had lots of purple flowers, then the flowers all turned to seed,can i still eat theses,and whats gone wrong?




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this happened to ours also and weve continued eating them, think we just left them to long before harvesting, hope that helps

7 Jul, 2009

 

thanks,but i want to know why?

7 Jul, 2009

 

Broccolli is basic made up of thousands of flowers, and its the flower buds we eat. It may of just been left too long and naturally gone to seed. Or it has suffered form a lack of water for some time and gone to seed quicker than if it was kept watered. Veg tend to bolt (flower and go to seed) in dry conditons- they must produce seed to continue further generations!

7 Jul, 2009

 

it also happened to our caulis so quite possibly is something to do with the irregular weather weve been having,hope you eventually get your answers

7 Jul, 2009

 

Like others have said...its been the weather and insuffcient wate4r...

7 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

The problem of growing your own veg is everything is ready at once - the answer to this problem is to learn how to store the various veggies. I blanched and froze loads of stuff last year - beans, peppers, caulis, etc, and was using them throughout the winter.

7 Jul, 2009

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