Broccoli likes temperatures of 65-85 it should be planted in early spring and again in late fall. Water regularly and feed every two weeks to promote good growth. Cut the heads when they are tight and firm this takes about 55-85 days after seedling appears. If the yellow flowers begin to appear, the broccoli is past its peak but still edible. Side shoots sometimes appear after cutting for a nice second crop.
Broccoli Health Benefits
Broccoli promotes health by fighting cancer-causing bacteria, boosting your immune system, builds bones, supports heart health, and helps fight birth defects. Broccoli is an important calcium source for those who can not consume dairy product
Broccoli and the broccoli families can help men minimize against prostate cancer. It contains sulforaphane; which is believed to kill the bacteria responsible for stomach cancer. To receive the full benefits you should stir fry, not boil. Most people cook away the benefit of their vegetable. Steam broccoli lightly to preserve nutrients.