How To Grow Broccoli In Your Home Garden? 6 Tips To Remember
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Broccoli often seen in grocery shops is commonly the "Calabrese broccoli" variety, named after the Italian region of Calabria. This cultivar has sturdy stems with large green heads.  This crop is closely related to kohlrabi, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts; its nutritional value alone makes it worthwhile to grow it. It is high in vitamins and minerals and an excellent source of potassium, iron, folic acid, fibre, and vitamin A.  Be patient, since broccoli takes a long time to mature. Broccoli plants often continue to produce tiny side shoots for months after the main head has been harvested.

How To Plant Broccoli At Home

Here's how you can grow broccoli at home by following these steps:

Choosing A Good Planting Site

For your broccoli, choose a sunny site with adequate soil drainage. If your garden location isn't suitable, you can plant in containers. Broccoli is a fantastic plant to grow with dill, rosemary, cucumber, and celery. But broccoli likes to avoid some plants, such as sweet corn and asparagus, in part because they are heavy eaters.

Providing Proper Spacing And Depth

Sow seeds a few inches apart and about 1/2 inch deep. Space rows 12 to 20 inches apart. Similarly, space seedlings 12 to 20 inches apart. It should not be required to have a support system.

Important Factors To Remember

Here are some important factors that you need to consider while growing broccoli at home:

Full Light

Full daylight, or at least six hours of direct sunshine most days, is ideal for broccoli growth. To avoid bolting—the plant blooming and going to seed—partial protection from the afternoon sun may be required in extremely hot locations.

Rich Soil

Rich, loamy soil with an abundance of organic matter is what broccoli loves. Ample drainage is also essential. The ideal pH range for soil is neutral to slightly acidic.

Mindful Watering

Don't let the soil get too wet. Additionally, water the plant from its base rather than its top, as this might encourage decay. It should be sufficient to receive 1 to 1.5 inches of water every week. Mulch can aid in keeping soil moisture in the ground.


The ideal temperature range for broccoli is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. Overheating, defined at temperatures over around 27 degrees Celsius, might result in bolting. As long as there is ideal soil moisture and adequate air circulation around plants, humidity usually doesn't matter.

Low-Nitrogen Fertiliser

Before planting, incorporate compost into the soil to increase its nutrient content and drainage. Then, a few weeks after seedlings appear, fertilise with an organic low-nitrogen fertiliser. Throughout the growth season, fertilise again as directed by the label.


Since most gardeners pick broccoli before it blossoms, pollination is usually not a problem. When the flowers do blossom, bees and other insects aid in the pollination process.