Broccoli: Tasty and Delicious

Broccoli is extremely healthy for you, and it’s also very easy to grow in your vegetable garden. It’s what’s known as a cold crop, meaning it doesn’t like hot weather. It’s most often grown in the spring or planted in summer for an early fall harvest. Broccoli grows best in well drained soil, and does extremely well growing in raised beds.

Prepare your soil using lots of tilling with plenty of manure added in. Take a garden trowel and make a furrow about an inch deep, with one inch holes spaced 12 to 18 inches apart. If you’re going to plant more than one row, keep your rows 12 to 18 inches apart as well. Broccoli needs plenty of room to develop a nice large head, which is the flower of the plant.

Put one seed in each hole and cover with 1/2 to 1 inch of cover soil. Water in the seeds and keep the plants watered weekly during the growing season. Let the heads come up but be sure to harvest while the heads are still tight. Once they loosen up, the buds will become flowers and aren’t very good to eat anymore. They will keep growing well into fall and can tolerate an early frost with no problem. Check out the video here.

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