But as mum pointed out its ok, because there are new ones growing below, almost like side shoots on a tomato plant. You can just about see them in that photo.
So here it is my first ever home grown broccoli, about the size of a baseball i would say.
We popped it in the steamer whole, and i don't know if mum was keeping a particular eye on it, but it was steamed perfectly. Not too crisp but certainly not overdone, juicy but still with a bit of bite. I can't explain how it tastes better or different when it's homegrown but i'm sure it does - maybe it's partly psychological too!