At one point I was ready to throw it all away. After a dream first season of Broccoli, I got hammered hard with caterpillar and possum last year, only to have this year's crop decimated in the first few days. Most people struggle with whether to eat their broccoli stems or not. I didn't even have that choice, it was stems or bust.
And while this head of broccoli might grow to be a bit bigger than this, I prefer not to tempt fate or the possums - and buy in while the going's still good.
And it was good.