BROCCOLI Waltham 29
An increasingly popular nutritious vegetable. Delicious when eaten raw, steamed, cooked or stirfried. Easy to grow and productive in the home garden. This variety grows well in cool climates with head size ranging from small to large. Approximately 74 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Start seed indoors from early spring in pots, or sow directly into the garden after danger of serious frost has passed. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: Space plants l8 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room.
THINNING AND TRANSPLATING: Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall. Transplant indoor started seedlings, after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed.
GERMINATION: 7 to 10 days. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Broccoli grows best in a mostly sunny location during the cooler parts of the growing season. Prefers fairly rich soil kept somewhat moist. Cut the main head when buds are still tight. Continue to harvest side shoots for small heads ideal for salads or stir-fry. Broccoli can be sown mid to late summer for a fall or winter crop in mild weather areas.