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Grow Vegetables at Home: Broccoli

March 15, 2016

Broccoli is a member of mustered family and is planted in cool places where sun shines about 6 to 8 hours directly. It is the most common plant that is grown in the home garden (or in backyard) especially in the early spring. Broccoli is also known for its faster growth (about two months), but the maturing limit of central crown is 70 to 95 days. 

How to plant;

  1. Loosen the soil 12 to 15 inches deep. Add 2 to 4 inch layer of compost
  2. Choose the area in full sun
  3. Sow seeds two months before frost
  4. Seeds should be ½ (half) inch deep in the soil and the distance between plants should be 20 to 24 inches
  5. Transplants should be set deeper than the seedlings
  6. Keep the soil moist regularly
  7. Apply fertilizer when the plants are 10 to 12 inches high (half grown)
  8. Use natural remedies to keep insects away (like garlic spray)

Harvest

Harvest when petals inside turn yellow and head buds are firm and large enough. Cut central heads of 4 to 6 inches by leaving 6 inches of stem attached for development of the side shoots for later harvesting/picking.

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