What’s Blooming? Broccoli

Broccoli

Have you seen the blooming broccoli at the Enabling Garden?

It’s beautiful! This is what broccoli looks like if you don’t eat it. Each little green flower bud you normally see on your dinner plate will open as a yellow flower in a large fluffy ball. Wow!

The bees are eagerly pollinating the flowers. At the end of your growing season, allow a few broccoli stalks to flower to attract beneficial insects. Not just pollinators, but the insects that prey on pest insects; for example, mites.

Plants with small clusters of flowers like broccoli, chives, radishes, etc. are especially appealing to beneficial insects.

 

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