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  • How to Grow Broccoli

    How To Grow Broccoli How To Grow Broccoli PLANT TYPE: Annual
    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Brassica oleracea var. italica
    LIGHT: Full Sun
    SOIL TYPE: light, dry, well-drained soil
    pH RANGE: 6.0 - 6.8
    MOISTURE/WATERING: Keep moist, not waterlogged
    MATURITY IN DAYS: 65 -70
    KNOWN PESTS: Cabbage worms and loopers
    KNOWN DISEASES: Head rot and downy mildew

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    OVERVIEW: Broccoli is a rewarding vegetable to grow and is best planted in soil rich with organic matter. Broccoli seed should be sown early in spring so the heads mature before hot weather.

    Broccoli is high in Vitamins A and C and is also considered to be a cancer-fighting food. For best flavor, cook broccoli only until tender/crips or use raw with dips or in salads. Broccoli freezes very well, maintaining its color, texture and taste.

    PROPAGATION / SOWING: Plant broccoli seeds 1/4 - 1/2" deep. Transplant or thin small broccoli plants to 15-18" apart in rows 32-36" apart. Broccoli transplants can be started in April for May planting. Transplant

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