The allotment garden in the early morning sun
One of the advantages of being a lazy gardener, which I freely admit to, is that it gives the plants a chance to do what comes naturally to them. If I was a perfectionist, I would have dug out plants that have finished cropping, consigned them to the compost bin, dug over the soil and re-planted, which I have done in some cases. But, with the Calabrese, I have left the plants to do their own thing, and this is the result:-
We have had many servings of Calabrese in different forms from these plants - firstly, the main head, then all the tender stem broccoli that came after - this basically left just a stump, which I never got round to removing, as I didn't really need the space for anything else. This morning I noticed that a whole new plant has formed at the base of the stump, which looks as though it will produce even more tender stems. How good is that. So my advice is, don't be too hasty to clear the ground - you never know what will happen next.