Growing Broccoli

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20 Apr 20 Greg Cave (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Is it advisable to fold leaves over the broccoli head as you do with cauliflower? The heads are still quite small but parts seem to be yellowing.
21 Apr 20 (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Putting the leaves over the broccoli head won't achieve anything. It is natural with caulies. If the heads are not growing and turning yellow and you have small plants then I would say you didn't fertilise them enough. The heads should fully develop in about 7-10 days.
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