Broccoli plants can be grown just about anywhere and require very little garden space to grow. They are a cool-weather plant that doesn’t do as well when the heat turns up. This vegetable is great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Its antioxidant components help reduce the risk of some forms of cancer, peptic ulcers and heart disease.
Planting your broccoli seedlings is very easy, simply remove the plant from the container and place into the soil the same depth as it was in the container. They are heavy feeders, so apply a good plant food when transplanting, then side-dress with nitrogen when the plants are half-grown. Provide ample soil moisture, especially as the heads begin developing. Harvesting can begin when the head is fully developed and before it begins to separate. For more growing tips, read our blog article: Broccoli, This Bud’s For You.