How to grow Broccoli plant

Broccoli plant grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Brassica also known as Broccoli, Broccoli plant annual plant, can grow: mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Leaves edible the color is dark green, the flowers grow on inflorescence size is small 1-2 mm and the color yellow.

Broccoli plant buds

Bud edible grow on inflorescence color green or purple, flowers small yellow.

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How to grow Broccoli plant growing and care:

Rich soil, not too much warm weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know when to pick the flowers, premature bloom

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
20-70 cm, 8-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Can be cause by pests or not enough water

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Broccoli plant buds:
Cooked, eaten raw, salads

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Small black seeds

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place

Sowing season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Planting spacing:
10-20 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1.5 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
5-10 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, airy soil

Do the seeds require burying?

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the stem, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves, better not to trim the leaves before the bud picked up

Information about leaves:
Depend on the species 10-30 cm, the color: green

Uses of Broccoli plant leaves:
Casserole, cooked, stir fry, salad

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea

How to grow Broccoli plant

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Broccoli buds

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