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    Default Calabrese catastrophe

    I'd really appreciate some advice as for the second year ( I've only had two goes) my calabrese has produced shoots with yellow flowers instead of nice green heads. Where am I going wrong, and is there anything I can do to rescue them or should I be ditching the plants to make room for something else? Help!!

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    Where are you trying to grow them (e.g. pots, open ground)

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    Open ground, they are under enviromesh.

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    Roseanna,

    Can you post a pic.

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    All brassicas like fairly firm soil, adequate spacing, and adequate water. How big do the heads get before they turn into flowers?

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    That's the odd thing they never formed heads. I've been checking the regularly, (every couple of days or so), because of the problem last year, so they would have had to be quick. I was careful to make sure the soil was firm and I don't think water would have been the problem, again I was attentive with this. I will say having a small garden space might be a problem.
    I can't do a pic although I have one I'm not techy enough to work out how to add it on here
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    They have to form a head of some size, cos that is what turns into the yellow flowers. Is the picture on your computer?

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    Yep its on my computer, I just can't figure out how to get it on here, my daughter seems to think it has to be on the internet to do it and I don't know how.

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