Who says that a watched broccoli never ripens? All my peeking and poking hasn't hurt the "romenesco" one bit.
Just look at this crazy, psychedelic, head of broccoli:
It's part of the cool season edible garden that has grown from seed into this:
Incredible to think that in a few days it will go from the ground to the kitchen.
I think I'm feeling slightly attached to this garden -- not a good habit to get into.