Monday, September 22, 2008
Growing Brassica oleracea (Broccoli)
Broccoli is easy to grow from seed, easy enough for the kids to grow their own. All you need to do is make half an inch deep burrow with a stick, sparingly scatter the seeds and cover them with no more than quarter inch layer of soil. Daily hand watering is needed until the seeds sprout.
Broccoli leaves are also edible and tasty. You can add them to fresh salads (minced), stir-fry, soups and stews - or eat them steamed as a side dish.