Are these broccoli ready

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  1. Pauljm

    Pauljm Active Member Premium Member

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    Hi folks.. I am in a quandary as to whether to harvest these broccoli or not. We are going away for 8 days in 5days time so will they be “overdone” by the time we get back? Both plants have side shoots already. Harvest or wait?
    Thanks as always..Paul
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    They look ready to me, starting to loosen up in the head. It's amazing how much things can change in 8 days. I'd pick them, blanch them and freeze them before you go. Just my thoughts.
     
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    Yeah thanks for that as soon as I posted that I knew what the answer would be. Will pick first thing in the morning. Cheers
     
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    Yes, you'd really want to pick them slightly before this, to be honest... they are best picked when the heads are tight with no sign of florals opening at all. You've got them just in time :)
     
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    Lovely healthy looking broccoli.
    I hope you got them picked and processed in time .:thumbsup:
     
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