These are the last, surely of the brocoli to be collected from these plants. These plants are now about a year old and still producing enough broccoli for me to eat a couple of times each week.
The plants do not look particularly elegant any more. I have picked, pruned and fed the excess leaves to the chickens and they are still producing enough for me to feast on every few days….
Broccoli has to be one of the most productive and valuable green vegetables.
I don't use any pesticides on these. The few caterpillars that I don't find (they are easy to track down from the holes that they leave in the green leafy parts of the plant) are removed as I harvest the florets and are delivered, with the discarded leaves, to my chickens.