Broccoli going to seed prematurely

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Gerry Sexton asked 13 years ago

Gerry, all my broccoli plants went to seed this year, not producing any heads, only a few side shoots. The plants are on raised beds with good soil and well drained. Any ideas on what went wrong?. Thank You

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Broccoli is notorious for bolting or going to seed. With broccoli, and other plants, this can be triggered by a set-back , caused by disturbance of the roots, drought or cold weather. Broccoli is best sown in pots or directly where it is to mature.

Cold weather, or hot dry weather, can cause bolting.