Re: [gardeners] In the Garden

Catharine Vinson (
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 22:20:03 +0000

> the broccoli has huge
> heads now. This is the first year in most of a lifetime in the souf' that
> we have gotten these huge, grocery store type broccoli florets. These
> things are six or eight inches across and nowhere near bolting yet. I'm
> tempted to leave them awhile longer but worried they might bolt as we are
> expecting a "heat wave" up into the 40's and 50's this week. What's the
> experience from the bandits of broccoli out there. 

I'm jealous as heck. My fall brocolli didn't do diddly this year. I tried  
a new variety and was 3 weeks late getting 'em in the ground. Pfffft to 
you, too <bg>.

Re bolting: as long as they little yellow flowers haven't started to poke 
out, you're safe.