Broccoli Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Brassica
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
March, April, May, June
Sprouting Time:
7-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-30
Depth:
5mm deep
Spacing (cm):
45-60cm
Row Spacing (cm):
75-90cm
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
60-95
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Harvest heads when flower buds are tightly closed

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Unopened flowers (Heads)
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Cancer-Fighting, Heart Health, Brain Health, Anti Aging, Immune Health, Bone Strength, Skin Health

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Chamomile, Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Sage
What Plants to Avoid:
Eggplant, Pepper, Potato, Tomato
Common Pests:
Cabbage White
Common Disease:
Clubroot. Prevent disease with a strict 4-year crop rotation, avoiding planting Brassicas in the same spot more than once every four years.
Bonus Grow Tips:
Keep cutting the shoots or the plant will stop producing once it has been pollinated

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