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robertsboyle
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Brocoli has bolted Reply with quote

hi all

I posted in the bugs section about slugs eating most of my broccoli plants and the one surviving one seems to have bolted over the weekend - now about 4ft high and currently flowering. What should I do with it? I was wanting to reuse this part of my raised bed for some turnips - should I go ahead and plant or remove the broccoli first or wait and get some seeds from the plant?

Thanks.
R.
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Sean Ph'lib
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't much good closing the garden gate after the broccoli has bolted.... Embarassed sorry...I couldn't resist! Seriously, bolting broccoli is an unusual problem: bolting entails going to flower - which is not what you want with most vegetables - but with broccoli the bit you want to eat is the unopened flower head, so I would say: if you think you can still eat it, do so; if not, pull it up and compost it.
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