Original post from Veggie Gardening Tips, May 04, 2008
A recent article discussed a problem with lettuce and other vegetable plants bolting and going to seed prematurely, but flowering is just a part of the natural cycle of things out in the veggie patch. A look around the back yard revealed quite a few edible plants that are bolting and flowering, but for the most part it’s not a problem if it occurs at the proper time and shouldn’t be taken as a sigh of something gone wrong. Here’s just a sampling of all the vegetable seed factories currently in production out in the garden: Kale - This one is at the top of my list and I frequently refer to it as mock broccoli.
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