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Growing Broccoli

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27 Jul 18 Ann (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
First time of growing broccoli we had brought from nursery and planted they have just not long got a head and have notice that there is little ones on the plant also from what I have been reading through that doesn't usually happen til after the main head has been cut but for some reason it is just wondering if this has happened to anybody else
30 Jul 18 Mike L (Australia - temperate climate)
My broccoli last year/this year were like that. My plants were way too big (too much Nitrogen) - all leaf and very little heads. Try planting after a crop that has used the N and if you have to, add a bit of fertiliser when the plants are half grown. A small amount.
01 Aug 18 Ann (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks for that I do put seasol on them every couple weeks as I have a few different things growing in the same area so it all gets done
10 Aug 18 (Australia - tropical climate)
If you prepare your ground before hand and have added compost/manure/fertiliser then the plants won't need any more feed while growing.
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