|It has the most Vitamin C of all of the cruciferous cole crops (like cauliflower) and it has many other reported health benefits as well.
It’s famous for a former president’s childhood dislike for the green veggie, but everyone is entitled to an occasional error in judgment. Broccoli is delicious and packed with vitamins.
Start broccoli from seed indoors in moist seed starter mix 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for your zone. If you can work the soil outdoors, you can alternatively direct sow the seed outside up to 2 months before the last frost.
Once established outdoors, broccoli is easy to maintain during the season, just make sure it gets watered thoroughly once or twice a week and mulch around the base of the plant to keep moisture in.
Harvest broccoli when the florets are firm. If you harvest the centermost heads when they are between 4 and 6”, new florets will grow on the outside and extend the growth of the plant throughout the season.