Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening

Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable and easy to grow. The Garden Guru Phil Dudman shares his tips for growing and keeping broccoli plants productive.phildudman.com

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    25 Responses to “Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening”

    1. thegardenguru1 Says:

      blood and bone (bone meal) and sulphate of potash

    2. MageesterMixit Says:

      Looks good to me, refreshin’ my memory a bit.

    3. Mssuperfly5000 Says:

      Good looking crop. Makes my mouth water. I’m going to fertilise mine.

    4. phrygian360 Says:

      @thegardenguru1 i feed and water mine but all i have is tons of small shoots coming off. should i trim it down and see if it helps? mine keeps flowering too. =(

    5. thegardenguru1 Says:

      @phrygian360
      You tend to get lots of smaller thinner shoots towards the end of the productive stage. Keep picking them because you can still use them. Trick is to get in early before they fully extend and turn into flowers

    6. phrygian360 Says:

      @thegardenguru1 ok thanks for the reply. just seem thats all they’ve done never got and big flourettes just small. maybe mine are mal-nurished…

    7. renegadetrainer Says:

      How often should you fertilize broccoli? I planted mine with Miracle Gro Organic Choice recently and I didn’t add fertilizer yet. Thanks!

    8. thegardenguru1 Says:

      @renegadetrainer Add fertiliser at planting and a little more when they start to head up. I also like to liquid feed my crop every week/fortnight to really get them pumping

    9. renegadetrainer Says:

      @thegardenguru1 Ok sounds good. What kind of fertilizer do you recommend? I have bone and blood meal but it seems like it might be too much nitrogen to add. Also, any other sources of the potash?

    10. thegardenguru1 Says:

      @renegadetrainer You’re right, you should always add a little potash when using blood and bone on broccoli. Sulphate of Potash is as easy source, also Muriate of Potash. Wood ash, compost and manures supply some potash as to pellatised chicken manures.

    11. sweetlikecarmel Says:

      does broccoli regrow? does it last thru the winter frost like collards?

    12. sweetlikecarmel Says:

      does broccoli regrow? does it last thru the winter frost like collards?

    13. thegardenguru1 Says:

      @sweetlikecarmel Like most plants in the cabbage family, broccoli handles frost quite well. Does it regrow? Not sure what you mean, after frost damage? Quite possibly. My frosts aren’t hard enough for that to be a problem, and we always grow it as a winter crop. It is an annual, so once it has exhausted it’s flowering cycle, it’s had it and you will need to plant a new crop.

    14. sosaybrothernathan Says:

      That’s some nice looking broccoli. I’ve got 80 seedlings doing well in my greenhouse. Can’t wait to get them in the ground. I love broccoli 🙂

    15. WhidbeyAwaits Says:

      Question: My little broccoli starts have already started to have a tiny central bud already- instead of growing a nice big head when the plant is of a good size. what did I do wrong and will they possibly grow side shoots of a decent size?

    16. WhidbeyAwaits Says:

      Question: My little broccoli starts have already started to have a tiny central bud already- instead of growing a nice big head when the plant is of a good size. what did I do wrong and will they possibly grow side shoots of a decent size?

    17. thegardenguru1 Says:

      That’s OK, the all start small and compact then expand to a full sized broccoli head. Takes 7-10 days from initiation. All the best!

    18. ourhappyfamily4 Says:

      We have 2 broccoli plants. Once the first head grows, do we cut it off? ( and then will it grow side shoots?) Then once we cut a side shoot off will it grow back with another one? thanks.

    19. thegardenguru1 Says:

      Yes that’s right

    20. Tigeraction08 Says:

      I have a question. I recently planted Broc. starts. They are flowering already. Should they be Actually flowering before they put out the fruit? Edible floweretts? 1st timer w Broc.
      Thank You!

    21. thegardenguru1 Says:

      @Tigeraction08 It is the immature flowers or flower buds that you harvest before the yellow blooms burst open. It usually takes 2-3 months to get young broc plants to cropping stage. It’s unusual for them to develop buds any earlier, unless your soil is poor an undernourished or you have a variety such as ‘Chinese broccoli’ which will flower within 6 weeks from planting

    22. 2DAREPUBLICAMEXICANA Says:

      what is the name of the food that you are giving to the brocoli?

    23. ytoobpg Says:

      what kind of broccoli are you growing in this video?

    24. 000Winter000 Says:

      @Tigeraction08 I read somewhere that if you transplant too late, the broccoli will sprout prematurly, actully stress e.g. hot weather can cause that problem too.

    25. copperhead228 Says:

      i think i waited too long, cause my broccoli plants are flowering now and did i wait too long or will i be able to harvest them. also i had a rabbit problem where he would always eat the broccoli plants and its my first time growing it.

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