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Broccoli

broccoli

Plant 2 to 3 weeks before your last frost date. We recommend purchasing transplants from a nursery. The 13 inch container works great and Broccoli grows well in containers. Fill the container with soil to 5 inches below the rim of the container. Remove the transplant from the container it comes in even if it is peat. This allows the roots to expand. Be careful not to damage any of the roots and place in the middle of the container. Fill the container with soil to one inch below the rim of the container making sure all the roots are covered with soil. Do not cover the stem with soil.
You will harvest the central (terminal) head of the broccoli first after it is fully developed. Using a sharp knife, cut 5 to 6 inches of stem off with the head. Individual yellow flowers will start to open if you wait too long. Once the head is removed, smaller, lateral heads will form farther down on the plant. Harvest when they mature later in the season. You will be able to harvest Broccoli this way for a few more weeks during the growing season.

Matures in 55 to 60 days