Broccoli buds have appeared

I have my doubts about broccoli, 6 of the plants look pitiful. I seeded broccoli back in July, never thrived, finally 2 of them are setting out tiny buds. Not sure how big they’ll get at this point. I am still giving them few more weeks before pulling them out and declaring ‘failure of 2009’. Not sure if edible yet but this picture is quite pleasing.