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Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli problems

Why does my cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli have such long stems when growing. They can be 2 to 3 feet from the soil to the heads.

I do get reasonable heads and they are edible. I have been growing them for the last 3/4 years but always the same problem.

I grow them in a net and the heads grow to the top of the net.

What am I doing wrong?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737

    Is your veg patch shady?

    Broccoli is a tall plant - mine are often a metre plus tall, but cabbages and caulis are usually shorter. 

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  • Thanks

    The patch  is in the sun for part of the day, Midday onward from May through the summer.

    I will see what happens this year. 

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