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Does broccoli come back after harvesting?
Once you harvest, you can leave them in the ground and get a second harvest. It will grow like small heads on the side of the original head. You can get about a half head's worth of broccoli this way. But other than that, the broccoli is done and will not grow a full head again, and therefore can be removed.
Why did my broccoli go straight to flower?
Heat: The most common cause of bolting broccoli is heat. Broccoli is a cool-season plant and does best with a soil temperature between 18°C and 24°C (65°F to 75°F). As the summer temperature starts to rise above this, the broccoli roots overheat and focus on self-preservation.
How do I stop my broccoli from flowering?
The best thing that you can do to keep broccoli from bolting is to prevent the soil from getting too warm. To keep your soil cool, one proven method is to add a thick layer of mulch to the topsoil around your broccoli plants. The heat will only cause broccoli to flower if it reaches the plant's root system.
What does broccoli look like as it grows?
Broccoli is a hardy biennial grown as a cool-season annual. It grows 18 to 36 inches (45-91cm) tall and has broad, thick leaves and a thick main stalk. Broccoli forms single or multiple flower “heads ” of tiny blue-green flower buds. The flower heads are eaten before they bloom; buds open to tiny yellow flowers.