fall broccoli started

Starting Seeds
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baby broccoli sprouts
I’m looking forward to a fall crop of broccoli, though I’m hoping I haven’t started these plants too early. I didn’t expect them to grow so fast. We’ll see.

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  • I didn’t know that you could sow broccoli now? Tell me more, why in July?

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  • I’d like to plant it in the garden in late August when the plants are 8 weeks old. I think I read this somewhere…. I found it: Kenny at Veggie Gardening Tips has an article about fall broccoli. He starts his plants in early August (maybe I’m a bit early…) and sets then out late August and early September. He says he gets great heads of broccoli in December. It sounds really nice!

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  • First of all great picture! Second, can you really grow a crop of broccoli outside in your area in December? Do you need to protect the plants from frost?

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  • I really shouldn’t give advice on this. I’m experimenting. Its my first year growing broccoli.

    But, last year my lettuce didn’t freeze until January 18th! It looked nice all of December. I also had delicious carrots, beets and chard through November and into December. Every year the weather is different, but my yard tends to frost very late. I did cover everything on the coldest nights.

    I believe broccoli is at least a cold hardy as lettuce. Check back to my site and see if the fall broccoli crop works!

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