Broccoli is one of the most rewarding plants to grow and definitely one of the most nutritious vegetables (vitamins, minerals, calcium, iron, oh my!). It is a popular member of the brassica family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, etc.).
Broccoli is one of the most rewarding plants to grow. They’re good ’n’ hardy for our northern gardens, preferring the cool weather of spring and fall over the heat of summer. Broccoli can be direct-seeded in the garden as soon as soil can be worked, although I generally start my plants indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. They can take a bit of frost, so you don’t have to wait as long to transplant as you do with squash, tomatoes or peppers.