Episode #162 | Original Air Date: October 13, 2020
Broccoli is a tasty vegetable that’s easy to grow in the home garden.
In Florida, broccoli can be grown during the coolest months of the year. In North Florida, plant your seeds or transplants no earlier than mid-August and continue through February. In South Florida, transplant September through January.
As with all vegetables, make sure that your broccoli plants get plenty of sun, water, and nutrients. You’ll also need to protect your plants from frost, especially when they’re small.
Harvest the central heads when they’re still compact, with no opened flowers. Then continue to harvest the side shoots as they mature.
Enjoy this nutritious vegetable steamed, sautéed, or raw, fresh from the garden!
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