That is the question. This is my first time to grow broccoli and two of the plants have developed heads. Although the heads are small, I have a feeling I need to pick them soon (like today) or they will bolt (bloom) and not be any good. My understanding is that high temperatures cause broccoli to bolt and the temperatures are expected to be close to 90 degrees this weekend.
This is Premium Crop broccoli and it is about 3 inches across. Some of the flowers look like they are beginning to swell.
This is Romanesco broccoli. I am not familiar with this variety and was not expecting this when I purchased the transplant. I think the purple tinged flowers are probably getting ready to open. The head is about 4 inches across. Nowhere near the size of this one.
If there are any broccoli experts out there, I welcome your advice.
Around in the front yard, I saw something I have never seen before.
Cedar Waxwings appeared to be eating something off of the bark of my neighbor's pecan tree. Now that they have eaten all of the berries in the neighborhood, they may be getting hungry.
I am not sure if the were eating lichens, insects or the flowers that the rest of the flock was releasing from the canopy of the tree. I wish they would have been still long enough for me to get better pictures.
If I can get my thoughts together, I plan to have a post tomorrow that may leave many shaking their heads in disbelief.