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Why does broccoli go to seed early?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 00:21
Too much heat, usually, when the soil gets too warm. Mulch, and keep it well watered..
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 13:47
Heat and lack of water makes them bolt and run to seed.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 18:04
Are you using a flowering type fertilizer. Using too much fertilizer tends to make plants like broccoli bolt easily. Bolting is the term for "going to seed". A friend of mine had the same problem with lettuce and we could not figure out why until one day he told me what fertilizer he was using, that was the reason. You don't need much fertilizer, only a little and 10-10-10 is best for things like cabbage, broccoli and lettuce.

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