How to Harvest Broccoli
Harvest Broccoli at the right time, to get a solid main-head, and the plant will produce side-shoots for additional harvests. Broccoli is a cool-loving plant, so it will produce better yields in the spring and fall.
HOW TO HARVEST Broccoli:
- After about 60 days of growth, or when the broccoli plant sends up a central "crown", it's time to harvest.
- Take a serrated knife and cut the main stalk right below the top crown of buds. There is a short harvest window of just a few days before the broccoli buds will burst open and produce yellow flowers. These are edible too, but the plant will taste a bit bitter as it grows in maturity.
- After harvesting this main head of broccoli, the plant will produce side-shoots (mini harvests) off the sides of the main stem.
- Use your homegrown, tender broccoli in salads, dip in some 3-Herb Tzatziki, or throw into a garden fresh stir-fry.