If you are already thinking about what you want to grow in your garden this season, start out right with organic seeds. Enjoy your Kitchen Gardening with chemical-free Broccoli - Organic Vegetable.
Seeds. 1 packet contains 30 Broccoli seeds.
Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family Brassicaceae whose large flowering head and stalk are eaten as a vegetable. Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea.
Broccoli has large flower heads, usually dark green in color arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick stalk which is usually light green. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower which is a different cultivar group of the same Brassica species.
||Broccoli raab, Broccoli.
||Up to 76.2 centimeters.
Planting and care
- Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening
- Sunlight Keep the seedlings container in bright Sunlight
- Protect the Broccoli Green seedlings from direct harsh sunlight
- Soil The soil should be well drained and nutrient rich for Broccoli Green seedlings
- Watering Water the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch
- Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture
- Do not overwater the seedlings
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season
- Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the Broccoli Green seedlings with organic fertilizer once a month
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the seedlings so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily
- Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged seedlings from container
- DontsDo not overwater the seedlings especially when container does not have drainage holes
Broccoli Green care
- How to Sow Brocoli Seeds Sow the seeds in mid-August to mid-September
- Select a container having 3-5 inch diameter
- Fill the container with well-drained soil
- Keep the mix moist but not wet
- Sow seed ¼ to ½ (6-8 mm) inch deep in the seed-starting mix
- Seeds will germinate in 5 to 10 days at an optimal temperature of 77 °F (25 °C)
- Transplant seedlings into the garden when they 4 to 6 inches (10-15 cm) tall with 2- to 4-leaves
- Grow Broccoli in full sun for best yield, but Broccoli will tolerate partial shade
Water the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the container feels dry to touch.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
||Well draining and Nutrient-rich with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0
||18 to 23-degree celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
||Broccoli grown from seed will come to harvest in 100 to 150 days. Grown from transplants Broccoli will come to harvest in 55 to 80 days. Time Broccoli planting so harvest happens in a cool time of the year. Temperatures in the 26 °+C will cause buds to open. If you live where there are a short spring and long summer, it is better to plant broccoli in late summer for a fall harvest.To know when broccoli is ready to pick, run your finger over the green central flower head, if it feels tight you can delay picking, but once the buds start to loosen start the harvest. Broccoli florets can be cut 1 to 2 weeks before they mature.
Broccoli Green uses
- Broccoli shares cancer-fighting and immune-boosting properties
- Like many whole foods, Broccoli is packed with soluble fiber that draws cholesterol out of your body
- Broccoli even has significant amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, which are well known as anti-inflammatory
- Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, both of which are important for bone health and prevention of osteoporosis
- Broccoli is a good carb and is high in fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- It tastes best when eaten in a cooked form in salads, soups and side dishes with meat and chicken
- Baked broccoli is one of the popular broccoli dishes cooked with cheese
- Broccoli dishes are cooked in everyday meals as well as in parties
- Everyday Broccoli dishes are usually cooked while boiling, stir-frying and steaming the vegetable