Sow thinly direct into a finely raked, warm, moist seedbed at a depth of 1.3cm (½"). Transplant subsequent plants with a trowel or dibber when large enough to handle, allowing 30cm (12") between plants. Water well during spells of dry weather. Alternatively sow under cover in trays or cell packs and either grow in large pots or grow bags or plant outdoors. To retain maximum vitamin content, cook by steaming. Sowing - Cropping: 16-18 weeks.
Ideal for beds and borders. Delicious healthy shoots to be picked frequently over a long period. HEALTH BENEFITS: High in vitamins A and C and a good source of iron. A growing body of research suggests that broccoli may offer some protection against certain cancers. CULINARY TIPS: Best steamed not boiled and use within hours of harvesting.