Only 12 ounces of broccoli from 3-4 plants this morning.
Last year I got just over 3 pounds of broccoli from the garden. This year I put in more plants, hoping to grow enough to freeze for later consumption. What I've cut has been delicious, but certainly not more than we could eat fresh the day it was harvested. The heads never get very large, maybe 4-5" across if I'm lucky. There are quite a few side shoots, but most are so small as to be rather insignificant to the harvest. I'm wondering if the space it takes to grow makes it a worthwhile crop for my home garden. I would guess I have over 30 square feet dedicated to broccoli growing, including a plant here and there in the flower bed. If I had planted potatoes in that 30 square feet, you can be assured it would provide much, much more than 3 pounds! In fact, judging by past yields, I would harvest more than 60 pounds of potatoes from that square footage......even taking into consideration that I "steal" many new potatoes rather than let them mature.
Oh, Mr. Granny really doesn't like broccoli, but we both love our potatoes. Especially freshly dug from the garden! I didn't have room to plant them this year, because I used the bed for........broccoli.