Jackie French: Why Your Broccoli Probably Doesn't Hate You

By Jackie French
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:16pm, first published March 29 2017 - 6:14pm

Your broccoli hates you. That's why despite the news reports about how substances in broccoli and avocadoes may reverse aging, your broccoli produces stingy stumps instead of the fat beauties you see in the supermarket, and why your broccoli plants give you one crop instead of flush after flush as winter and spring progress. That may even be why your seedlings vanish overnight or even between going to work and coming home again. They are scurrying off as fast as their roots can take them to a happier home.

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