Last year it was a bust for any of my cabbage family plants...just did not grow well at all. This year, the plants are crazy! Take broccoli for instance, I have huge heads and they grew over night almost!I cut them off the plant and then soaked them in salt water for an hour to get those little cabbage butterfly worms that like to hang out in the heads. The plants had been dusted with rotenone (sp?) three days earlier and were safe to eat. Fresh with dip, they are delicious! I'll keep watering my plants as they will now only produce florets, which is OK because they will be produced until it freezes. Lots of broccoli for the freezer to make wonderful soups this winter!