I'm growing these for the first time this year. I've got some great
big plants. I just harvested the broccoli and the first two
cauliflower. Cauliflower was harvested late--heads started to spread
at the edge and some .. uhm, popped--not sure how to desribed the
change. Also there are tiny points on the surface.
Anyway, I understand I'm supposed to cut off the head and side shoots
will form. When I cut the cauli I ended up taking the top layer of
large leaves withthe head.. . Is this normal, okay?
DO the shoots sprouts near the cut, in the crotch of leaves or from a
new sprout lower on the plant? Do I leave all the existing leaves?
I assume broccoli is the same.
DiGiTAL ViNYL (no email)
Zone 6b/7, Westchester Co, NY, <1 mile off L.I.Sound
2nd year gardener