Curt (a permies guy from here) was coming to visit and get some Jerusalem Artichokes, and before he came I was pulling a few frozen things from my gardens.
When I went to pull the cauliflower and broccoli stumps..I was simply shocked to find that there were gobs and gobs of tiny baby sprouts coming out at the root level of the plants.
Will try to transplant some of these into the greenhouse to see what they do this fall, but what a surprise to find that they had produced tiny little offshoots..might have had something to do with our droughts and up and down temps..with 2 weeks of rain in between..??
anyone else ever notice this? I've had them produce secondary TOPS before but not dozens and dozens of tiny plants around the "roots"
Bloom where you are planted.
you wont get a head of broccoli but youll get lots of broccoli raab type greens. i have a broccoli plant that is 3 years old. its just getting over summer and starting to regrow new shoots for fall/winter eating.
just dont let it get too crowded.
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. - Masanobu Fukuoka