Do you ever stake your Broccoli?
It rained for about 12 hours, and when went out to look at the garden, about half of my broccoli plants were leaning way over. They are big healthy plants, 24-30 inches tall and just starting to form heads (about the size of a quarter), but the stem right at the ground level is only about an inch in diameter, maybe less.
They are in very fluffy soil in raised beds (I dont need a trowel when I am putting in plants)
I put short stakes in the ground and tied up the worst of them. Is this common? or are my plants taller and heavier than they should be?
This is my first attempt at broccoli, so I dont have a personal reference point. When people photograph broccoli they tend to do it from over-head to show the good part, I didnt realize they grew so tall.