Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli problems
Graham Blowers Posts: 4
in Fruit & veg
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?
Is your veg patch shady?
Broccoli is a tall plant - mine are often a metre plus tall, but cabbages and caulis are usually shorter.
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.