Brocoli flowering & catapillars on fruit and veg.

I am quite a novice gardener but I really enjoy learning so any help will be really helpful. Problems I have encountered this growing season are my brocoli has been growing ok but can't stop it flowering,should I cut each flowering head off or any suggestions. On my rasperrys and blackberries plants I have sprayed with repellant but still catapillars exist. Please reply Gerry.

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  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    The flowering stems on Broccoli is what you eat, so cut them ans serve them up. They will continue to prduce stems for a while.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    Gerry5 wrote (see)
    I am quite a novice gardener but I really enjoy learning so any help will be really helpful. Problems I have encountered this growing season are my brocoli has been growing ok but can't stop it flowering,should I cut each flowering head off or any suggestions. On my rasperrys and blackberries plants I have sprayed with repellant but still catapillars exist. Please reply Gerry.


    Not sure what you mean about a repellent for caterpillars?

    Have the bushes finished fruiting?

  • What i mean about repellents is even when I followed some advice on spraying with repellant to try and rid catapillars from chewing the plant they still exist any suggestions.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,692

    Hi Gerry,

    re: broccoli - how tall is it?  Is it this sort? 

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