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Depending on what season you are planting in (spring or fall) and what you want to get out of your broccoli harvest, there are three different ways that you can prune back your broccoli plants.
About one month after transplanting your broccoli plant into the garden, in the early spring or fall, you may choose to pinch out the newly developing central head using your shrubcleanup.barted Reading Time: 1 min. Jul 02, Dr. Cunningham, whose broccoli pruning is more disciplined than my own, takes the main head, waits a few days, and then harvests the first crop of Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Aug 06, Any necessary thinning should always be done by removing some of the branches from the edge of the canopy, not from the interior! No more than 15% to 20% of live foliage should ever be removed from a mature tree at one time. Typically 5% to 10% removal at any given time is shrubcleanup.barted Reading Time: 4 mins. Aug 03, shrubcleanup.bar May 08, This is one of the most common pruning mistakes as it’s easy to do if you’re not familiar with proper pruning techniques.
ANSWER: Broccoli plants are designed to produce one main, large head at the top of its central stalk and smaller clusters, or florets grow around the lower stalk.
Raising the Canopy too High. This is also known as lion’s tailing or broccoli trees. This happens when you remove too many large lower branches in an effort to raise the canopy to grow more turf shrubcleanup.barted Reading Time: 4 mins.