How To Grow Broccoli

Taken from one of my plants on 10 June 2016, JHB, South Africa

Broccoli is a brassica, and should not be grown with other brassicas like cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts,  savoy, kohlrabi and kai-lan. They are very healthy. The plant grows a stem with leaves developing in the middle, and then specialization occurs and a broccoli head develops. It likes full sun, cool moist conditions and of course plenty of fertilizer. Once the main head is harvested, numerous side shoots develop.


Taken from one of my plants on 10 June 2016, JHB, South Africa
Taken from one of my plants on 10 June 2016, JHB, South Africa

Seed saving Tutorial

Once the pods are dry on the broccoli plant, remove the plant from the ground and hang to dry for up to 2 weeks. Remove the dried pods from the broccoli plant and crush them in your hands or with a rolling pin to remove the seeds. Separate the chaff from thebroccoli seeds. Broccoli seeds remain viable for five years.Feb 29, 2016
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Lara Whybrow

Executive Director at Ethical Suppliers (Pty) Ltd
Lara Whybrow is the founder and website developer/content writer at Ethical Suppliers. She loves growing all manner of things, particularly rare plants or edibles and used to keep a small flock of free range chickens. She is passionate about getting more people to grow organic food for themselves and selling the excess or giving it to those less fortunate.
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Posted on: June 12, 2016, by : Lara Whybrow

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