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Broccoli bust

By Penny Stine

 

 

 

To say I was disappointed in the broccoli and cauliflower I planted this year would be an understatement. Although my broccoli plants got huge... they never formed heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead, the few that did anything beside growing monstrous leaves formed little purple florets.

 


I planted Romanesco broccoli from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds and veronica cauliflower that I think I got from Park Seed. Both were supposed to form these spiral, apple green heads that tasted yummy.

 

 

Instead both types of plants simply got huge. And I forgot which was which, but it doesn't matter, since I didn't get much out of either one of them.

 

Although they could still form heads at this point in time, since both are cold-loving plants, I'm feeling doubtful that they will. So I picked all the little purple florets I could find and put them in a salad last night. It was rather strong on the broccoli flavor. I liked it, my husband wasn't a fan.

I've read that broccoli and cauliflower leaves are also edible, so I may take a bite, just to see if there's something I can salvage from this experiment.

 

 

 

Oh, as I was harvesting florets, I found one little perfect spiral head. Although it's cute, I was hoping for something bigger.  

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