Broccoli Brassica oleracea
How to sow broccoli: Sow seeds indoors and transplant outside
Sun requirement for broccoli: Plant in Full Sun
Broccoli has been planted 81 times by Growstuff members.
Broccoli has large flower heads known as "crowns" that are green to blue-green in color, grouped tightly together atop a thick stem, and surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, a different cultivar in its species. It thrives in cool weather.
Median lifespan17 weeks
First harvest expected16 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected19 weeks after planting
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There's so much baking going on here, stuck at home under the nationwide pandemic lockdown -- and when we can get eggs we end up with many eggshells. These can be crushed and placed around the base of brassica like [cabbage](crop) and [broccoli](crop). Snails and slugs don't like slithering over ...Read more
Due to the pandemic lockdown, I can't go to the hardware store to get things. I've been in semi-isolation since the start of march, and we've been in nationwide lockdown since last week. I needed to set up the nets to keep out the white butterfly. I've had to be creative and i've had to recycl...Read more
I planted some [broccoli](crop) at the start of spring.. I grew fast, made long stems and quickly turned into yellow flowers. I conclude the first spring summer months aren't good for brocoli. So I've got some new seedlings in now, in the heat of summer, hoping that by the time i put them in t...Read more
I like to automate the calculations, analysis, and plain old remembering what has happened in the garden. Some of the challenges in my garden is knowing when it's too late to planting something, if it will cope with the weather conditions here, and working out what is killing the [tomato](cro...Read more
I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things. So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container...Read more
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broccoli is a variety of Brassica oleracea
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