The sulforaphane in this cruciferous vegetable is said to help fight cancer cells and improve your kidney function. Broccoli is also a great anti-inflammatory vegetable as it is dense in Omega-3 – 3 fatty acids. Broccoli also has a decent amount of calcium which is good for your bones. And of course, broccoli is a great vegetable for everyone trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle because it contains high amounts of soluble fiber which will help you feel satiated!

Plant Thin And Compact Head With Loose Leaves, Leafy vegetables.
Maturity Harvest starts from 65-70 days from sowing
Environment 6~8 sunlight. Suitable for balcony or terrace. Well-drained soil.
Height after growth 1 foot
Planting Season All seasons
Watering Daily or Alternate days.
Planting & Growing Instructions Direct or transplant. Sow the seeds 0.5 or 1 cm deep. Regularly apply nutrients and plant protection. Bed Sowing in 6 inches to 1 feet distance.
Note: Used as seeds only and not for consumption. Seeds to be sown before the expiry date.

Planting:

  • The best season to sow your Broccoli seeds is monsoon and summer.
  • Take a seedling tray with medium-sized cells & proper drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium. Sow 2/3 broccoli seeds per cell/cup.
  • Broccoli seeds are very small in size. Do not sow them in too deep.
  • Place your seeds on the surface of the medium and use the inside with the tip of a pencil and cover the surface with coco peat ensuring that the seeds are covered.
  • Alternately, you can also make shallow depressions in the medium using the back of a pencil and put your seeds inside these depressions and cover them up with coco peat.
  • Keep the seedling tray indoors till the seeds germinate.
  • For the first week, water the seeds two tablespoons of water every day. Or keep the seed tray in another tray full of water for half an hour so that the water will be absorbed by the seed cells from the bottom, via drainage holes.
  • Outdoors, make sure that you protect your seedbeds from direct sunlight and rainfall.
  • Cover your seedbed by making a temporary roof of a plastic sheet. Water it in the form of a light shower using a watering can.
  • Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Special Pride Care:

  • You will notice that your broccoli seeds will start germinating within the first 6 – 8 days. Tiny sprouts will be visible at this point.
  • Once your seeds have germinated, place your tray in a partially sunny spot, like near a window.
  • After the second week, keep only a single seedling per cell/cup. Cut off the weak, small & lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors.
  • 30-35 days after sowing, your seedlings will now be ready for transplantation.
  • To transplant, your seedlings choose a container that is a minimum of 8 inches deep and has a bigger spread area like big trays or crates.
  • Ideal planting mixture for Broccoli is2 part garden soil & 1 part organic manure OR 1 part Garden Soil, 1 part Coco Peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Transplant seedlings along with the root ball of a medium without disturbing the roots.
  • In winters Broccoli prefers full sunlight. So place your containers accordingly.
  • In winter water your plane every alternate day.
  • Use a watering can to ensure that your plant gets watered with an even shower.
  • You can also make provision for watering by drip irrigation system for your raised beds. Make sure that you are not overwatering your plant.
  • After transplantation, apply balanced liquid fertilizer or a handful of vermicompost to each plant, every 15 days.
  • Your Broccoli heads will be ready for harvest 90 – 110 days after sowing the seed.
  • Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deeply.

Common Problems:

Why are my Broccoli seeds not sprouting?

An inadequate amount of water will hamper seed growth. At the same time, too much water also is not good for your seeds. Both under and overwatering are reasons why your Broccoli seeds are not sprouting.

Why won’t my Broccoli form heads?

Environmental stress like extreme cold or heat can hamper the growth of your broccoli. Exposure to extreme cold will lead to the buttoning of your broccoli plants. Buttoning means your broccoli plant is growing extremely small or no heads at all. Other factors like lack of nutrients, excessive water, or root damage while transplanting can also bring your broccoli growth to a halt.

Broccoli heads have started flowering.

A rise in temperature results in flowering and seeding of the broccoli heads. Ensure that you harvest the broccoli heads for consumption before it flowers and seeds, however, small the size of the broccoli head.

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