With its green flavour, it adds a new taste to your food. You have cooked this veggie in your kitchen many times, or maybe you are still cooking while reading this blog. But have you ever thought of organic gardening? You often purchase this veggie from your local grocery shop, which loads your wallet and lacks the real taste. So, why not to start self-gardening. If you don’t have enough space, read more about Vertical Gardening and start growing broccoli today.
Here are some tips which help you to do gardening.
Broccoli like spring or fall.
Pick a spot where they get full sun light. And plant them in well-drained soil.
Use bonsai plants instead of seeds, to make harvest sooner.
Start plantation in spring 2 weeks before the last frost and start plantation in summer for fall harvest when the heat subsides.
Amend your soil with a 3-inch layer of Plantic Potting Mix - organic compost, containing natural nutrients.
Once the heads are firm and tightly packed, harvest your broccoli.
1) Start Planning For Cool Weather
Broccoli likes to mature in cool weather. If you want vigorous growth then, start from bonsai plants. Start plantation in the springtime in full sun. If you start with seed then, sow them a couple of weeks before your last spring frost date. Once the frost passes, move them to the garden. For fall crops, start planting in early fall or summer.
2) Amend Your Garden Soil
Before you plant, choose an area where they get full sun and well-drained soil and plan accordingly. Improve your soil bed with Plantic Potting Mix, which enriches the soil with all-natural essentials in the right proportion for strong growth and rapid rooting. Besides, it also improves the draining capacity of the soil. Plant young broccoli plants 18 to 24 inches apart. If you plant in the fall, make sure to plant 8 weeks before the expected fall frost as seeds require 85 to 100 days.
3) Feed Your Plants And Prevent Them From Weed
To give your plants natural super growth and greening, give them Plantic Organic Seed-Starter Plant Food. Specially formulated for seedlings and starter plants which enrich the soil with ideal nutrients and promote rapid rooting. Once they start to mature, feed them with Plantic Organic GreenDrop! Plant Food Liquid Fertilizer, obtained for all types of vegetables. It refills the ground with all essentials again and promotes growth and greening. Be sure to follow the direction label to feed them. Also, you need to keep the soil moist, water them whenever the topsoil looks dry, and thoroughly mix Plantic Water Storing Crystals - help reduce water stress in plants and prevent over and underwatering. Before planting, make sure to remove all the weeds from roots so they will not come back and do it carefully so that your plant roots don’t disturb.
4) Harvest Broccoli
Once the broccoli heads are firm and tight, start harvesting. Cut them off with a knife or harvesting tool. If you see heads with buds are beginning to separate into yellow flowers, it means the broccoli is past its peak, although, you can still add this.
5) Keep Broccoli Fresh
The best taste of broccoli is just after the harvest, but you can also store it in your refrigerator for up to one week after the harvest. Now it’s on you - how you will add this taste to your meal, whether you steam it, bake it or serve it raw, it sure it will give you a healthy nutritional boost and taste of your garden.
Here I bring an easy way to cook Broccoli (I mean “Hari Phool Gobhi”) in indian style. Read out this blog -”Broccoli Recipe - Indian Style”.