Growing your own vegetables is incredibly satisfying — physically and emotionally! There’s nothing like growing your own food and enjoying a more sustainable way to eat. If you love broccoli, you might want to try growing it yourself. It can be grown right in the ground or in raised beds or containers, as long as it gets good sunlight. Let’s take a look at how to grow your own broccoli at home.
1. Choose the Right Time
You can plant broccoli in the spring or in the fall. However, it usually does best — and tastes best — when grown in cooler weather. So depending on your climate, you will want to choose spring or fall. When you grow it in temperatures in the upper 70s or higher, it can turn bitter. However, a well established broccoli plant can take a little frost and temperatures as low as the mid 20s. In fact, cooler weather increases the sugar content, enhancing the flavor. Whenever you plant, remember that broccoli can take up to 90 days before it’s ready to harvest.