Brocollo will bloom and go to seed, but wait!
The seed pods are rather obvious. <lol>
Each bloom will produce a small bean-pod-like structure when they are
done, and just wait until they dry.
My brocolli flowers attracted bees and butterflies that pollinated them.
My seed pods were at least 1" or more long.
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson
Even hybrid seeds should make really good broccoli sprouts, don't
Anyone have any experience with this? I had this "light bulb
moment" this year and I'm trying it with the broccoli and
cauliflowers that got away from me this year. Thought, oh, well,
I'll just save the seeds. LOL
If anyone knows any reason why this won't work, please save me
some time. My problem is trying to find the space to dry them
this time of the year in BC.
There's nothing wrong with doing it just for fun. Even hybrid plants
will give seeds that will grow into something edible. They just won't be
as consistent as the original seed. You wouldn't want to do it if you
were trying to make a living by growing produce but as a home gardener
it can be fun to see how it turns out.
I currently experimenting with trying to grow broccoli from cuttings taken
from a mature plant. I'm mostly doing it just for fun to see if it works.
The plant I took the cuttings from gave me a really good head of broccoli,
and plently of additional sprouts. Some of the cuttings have formed roots.
Whether they will grow into a proper plant I'm yet to find out.
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