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11 Responses

  1. Emily MySFG says:

    Only if temps are still above 80F, if it is they won’t grow well.

  2. Cassie says:

    Is there any reason not to direct sow for a fall planting instead of starting seeds indoors?

  3. Emily says:

    I had the same thing happen, and I do think it was early warm temps combined with not transplanting at the right time.

  4. Melissa says:

    Same with my cabbage. I have beautiful flowers on my cabbage plants, but no cabbage.

  5. Melissa says:

    My broccoli plants are beautiful too, but no broccoli. I was very disappointed. I wondered if it was because it got hot so fast and I waited too long to transplant them. Bummer.

  6. Emily says:

    I had the same thing this year. I think mine was due to waiting too long to put the transplants in the ground.

  7. doug hicken says:

    I have beautiful brocolli plants but no brocolli. Any ideas?

  8. Emily says:

    By the time I harvested my third batch (the initial, large heads, then two harvests of side shoots), my broccoli plants were taking 4 squares each! I finally snapped off a few leaves that were hindering the growth of other plants. But usually it’s hot long before now, and my broccoli starts flowering and I have pulled it out already. This was a LONG winter and spring, so broccoli did great!

  9. Chris Johnson says:

    Yeah Emily’ right – my square foot garden brocolli isn’t even fully grown and it’s taking over the adjacent spaces! 1 per square foot max! 16″ would proabably work best, but this is SFG after all!

    My advise to use if plant the tallest veggies on the East side of your garden, and the shortest on the west side. This way all the veggies get sun in the after noon, even if the bigger veggies like brocolli are taking over the adjacent plots with their massive leaves.

    Best of luck!

  10. Emily says:

    Mel’s book says 1 per square foot (12″) but the seed packet said to plant every 16″. That is probably more accurate. I planted mine in the corner and as it got bigger it was encroaching on the two squares adjacent to it. As long as it’s fighting something else big (broccoli, cabbage, etc.) it’s not a problem. I’m still going to plant mine 1 per square foot this year.

  11. Leslie says:

    You say it took a lot of space. How much space would you say broccoli needs? I don’t see it on the Plant Spacing paper.