I have never grown broccoli before, and I am so chuffed that its worked... isn't it beautiful? These plants were grown from seedlings, so I am proud, but not as proud as I would be if I had grown them from seed. I'll try that next year, I am getting very confident that vegetables actually do grow from those teeny tiny seeds they sell in paper envelopes.
I'm going to watch it carefully because I have read that broccoli bolts to seed in temperatures over 26 degrees. I feel fairly confident saying that I believe Brisbane will have no troubles at all achieving that.And this is the other reason I'm keeping a good eye on it... My broccoli has friends.
I've been squishing them, which really grosses me out, but they are only tiny so they're hard to pick off and feed to the chickens. I was thinking that maybe some sort of chilli and garlic spray might work, but I'll have to do a bit of research on that.
Speaking of research, for all you need to know about growing broccoli, take a look here. These people take their broccoli growth seriously.