I picked this head of brocolli from my garden today. It weighed 1.450kg. I used plenty of well rotted manure in the soil before planting and then covered it with peastraw to retain the moisture. I didn’t have to water everyday which is just as well, seeing we have watering restrictions. I covered the garden bed with birdnetting to keep off the whitebutterflys and it worked well. I’m very pleased with the result. This brocolli will feed the two of us for several meals.
Always peel the brocolli stems particually the tough stalk. The inside stalk is very nice especially raw. In my opinion it is nicer and sweeter than the florets. I have left the plant in the ground as there are two or three side shoots that I will leave to see if they grow much more. I suspect not, probably just get tough.