Waltham Broccoli

Waltham Broccoli

Waltham 29 Broccoli, Organic Seed

 

An increasingly popular nutritious vegetable. Delicious when eaten raw, steamed, cooked or stir-fried. Easy to grow and productive in the home garden.

Short 24 inch plant produces medium-large heads. Withstands cold well. Best as fall cropper but can be planted spring, summer, and fall.

Packet app. 50 seeds


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Days To Maturity: 85
Days To Germination:  7-10
Planting Depth: 1/8 inch
Spacing, Row:  24-36 inches
Spacing, Plant:  18-24 inches
Light:  Mostly Sunny Location

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.  Keep soil moderately moist during germination.  (Broccoli can be sown in spring, in midsummer for fall crop, or later in summer for possible over-wintering in mild winter areas.)

SPACING: Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available room.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall. Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed.

SUGGESTIONS:  Broccoli grows best in a mostly sunny location during the cooler parts of the growing season. Prefers fairly rich soil kept fairly moist. Side shoots can be harvested after cutting main head. Ideal for a salad or stir-fry. Broccoli can be sown in midsummer for fall crop, or later in summer for possible over-wintering in mild winter areas.

Thin or transplant seedlings when 2 inches tall. Transplant indoor started seedlings after hardening off and danger of serious frost has passed.

 

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