About Broccoli Green
This cool-season crop grows best when daytime temperatures are in the 60°F. Grow in both spring and fall, but avoid mid-summer crops as hot weather can cause premature bolting. Like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall.
In fact, you may be able to get a continual harvest throughout both seasons if you time planting correctly. A member of the cabbage family, broccoli is rich in vitamins.
|Common Name ||broccoli|
|Height ||Height: 2 to 3 feet Spread: 2 to 3 feet|
|Bloom Time ||early summer, mid-summer, late summer, early fall, mid-fall|
|Difficulty Level ||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
- Fertilize three weeks after transplanting
Provide consistent soil moisture with regular watering, especially in drought conditions
- Some varieties of broccoli are heat tolerant, but all need moisture
Do not get developing heads wet when watering
Roots are very shallow, do not cultivate
- Suffocate weeds with mulch
Mulch will also help to keep soil temperatures down
Broccoli Green care
- Direct seeding of broccoli plants is possible
- This is especially so with a fall crop
- For the first summer harvest, start your broccoli seeds in early spring
- For a fall harvest, start your seeds in midsummer
Broccoli transplants can grow in six to eight weeks for a summer crop and only five to six weeks for a fall crop
- When growing transplants in the spring, you want to make sure to give them enough cold weather to harden off, but make sure they are protected from freezing temperatures
|Sunlight ||full sun, Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity.|
|Watering ||Provide a uniform water supply every day to your plants.|
|Soil ||Requires well-drained soil, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5. |
|Temperature ||65 and 75°F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic manure.|
|Harvest Season |
Broccoli come to harvest in 100 to 150 days.
Broccoli Green special feature
Broccoli is the best choice for the home garden.
Broccoli Green uses
- Cancer Prevention - Broccoli contains glucoraphanin, which the body processes into the anti-cancer compound sulforaphane
- It also contains indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant compound and anti-carcinogen found to not only hinder the growth of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, but also boosts liver function
- Broccoli shares these cancer fighting, immune boosting properties with other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage
- Cholesterol Reduction Like many whole foods, broccoli is packed with soluble fibre that draws cholesterol out of your body
- Reducing Allergy Reaction and Inflammation
- Powerful Antioxidant - Of all the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli stands out as the most concentrated source of vitamin C, plus the flavonoids necessary for vitamin C to recycle effectively
- Also concentrated in broccoli are the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, other powerful antioxidants
- Bone Health - Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis
- Heart Health - The anti-inflammatory properties of sulforaphane, one of the isothiocyanates (ITCs) in broccoli, may be able to prevent (or even reverse) some of the damage to blood vessel linings that can be caused by inflammation due to chronic blood sugar problems
- Detoxification -Glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiin and glucobrassicin are special phytonutrients that support all steps in the body’s detox process, including activation, neutralization
- Broccoli also contains isothiocyanates (which you read about in inflammation) which help control the detox process at a genetic level
- Diet Aid - Broccoli is a smart curb and is high in fibre, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating
- Furthermore, a cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories
- Alkalises Your Body - Like many vegetables, broccoli helps keep your whole body less acidic, which has a host of health benefits
- Note: Use only after consulting the specialist
- Broccoli can be steamed or sauteed and served by itself or with other vegetables
- It should be steamed before sauteing or stir-frying
- Raw broccoli is very popular when accompanied by a dipping sauce, and is often served with other raw vegetables
Broccoli rosettes can be cut from the stems and then the rosette and the cut stems can be cooked separately and served together
- Steamed broccoli with butter, or sauteed broccoli in olive oil with garlic and finished with a squeeze of lemon are two of the more common ways of serving broccoli, and each is a great base from which many variations can be made
- The stalks are just as delicious as the flowers, so try chopping them into 1/4" pieces with your flowers
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do broccoli green grow?
On average broccoli green grows Height: 2 to 3 feet Spread: 2 to 3 feet
How hard is broccoli green to grow?
A broccoli green is Moderately easy
How much sunlight does a broccoli green need?
A broccoli green prefers full sun, Can tolerate light shade but will slow maturity.
How much water does a broccoli green need?
A broccoli green prefers watering Provide a uniform water supply every day to your plants.
What kind of soil does a broccoli green need?
Requires well-drained soil, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5.
What temperature does a broccoli green like?
How should I fertilize my broccoli green ?
Apply any organic manure.
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