Broccoli
Broccoli
Broccoli
Broccoli

Broccoli

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$1.00 CAD
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Description 

Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Broccoli is another great dinner vegetable that is rich in vitamins and minerals. It requires cool weather and doesn’t like hot summer heat, try to grow them in just the spring and fall. Containers are perfect for growing broccoli whether they are large varieties or smaller varieties, both do well in a compact space. Plant in late summer to take full advantage of the fall season, plus you will have less trouble with pests. Make sure you do not plant Broccoli, or any brassica, in the same container it was planted in the previous year.

Seeds per Pack: 2-3 | Spacing per square foot: 1

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Plant 1 seed per square foot

Sun Exposure

Broccoli needs 4-6 hours or more of sunlight

Start Indoors

March, April, June, July

Transplant Outside

April, May, Aug

Direct Seed

May, June, July

Harvest

July, Aug, Sep, Oct

how do i grow broccoli?

Start growing your broccoli indoors in a seedling tray 6-8 weeks before planting and transplant in your garden one month before the last spring frost. 

For fall crops, start them in a seed tray in July and transplant them into the garden towards the end of August. If you have a lot of space in your garden, you can directly sow your Fall crop about ninety days before the first fall frost. Protecting the young plants from the cold with rover covers is a good idea that might help them grow quicker

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harvesting

When your main central heads are ready to harvest, cut them off at the base with a serrated knife or clippers and leave as many leaves as possible.  Make sure the cut the broccoli stem at an angle so it is less likely to rot.  Your broccoli is ready to harvest when the heads appear full and tight, don’t wait too long to harvest because flower buds will open.

If you have several broccoli plants, don’t wait until they’ve all matured to begin harvesting; instead harvest each plant as soon as it looks ready and keep harvesting regularly so that more broccoli will grow.

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Once you’ve cut away the main stock don’t remove the plant, smaller heads will crop up and form a second harvest. Broccoli takes a long time to mature, so it is helpful to start them in a seed tray to make the most out of your garden space. 

Nutrition

1 cup: Protein (5%), Vitamin C (135%), Vitamin K (116%), Folate (14%), Vitamin A (11%), Manganese (10%), Potassium (8%)

Preparing and using

 Once you harvest your broccoli, wash it under running water and soak it in cold salted water for 2hr, there might be a green cabbage worm hiding in all the foliage.

If you don’t plan on using your broccoli right away refrigerate them so they stay fresh. Broccoli can be steamed, boiled, stir fried or enjoy it raw.

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