Here’s a fun tip about broccoli for new gardeners. I always thought that broccoli seemed like a waste of space in the vegetable garden. Sure-it’s tasty. I love broccoli as a vegetable. But it takes a big huge plant to make one “head” of broccoli–in a space I could have planted 8 or 10 carrots or beets or such.
But here’s what you do. When you finally get your lovely head of broccoli on your plant of course you should cut it off and enjoy it. But wait-don’t rip that plant out and toss it on the compost pile now that it’s job is done.
I don’t know about you, but that takes broccoli from “space hog” to “useful harvest” for me!