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Broccoli in spring garden good idea?

Posted by kumquatlady z9b (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 14, 11 at 11:56

Do you grow broccolies in the Spring in z9? I don't want to invite troubles like cabbage worms and flies but I am very tempted. I want to hear your opinions. Thanks.


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RE: Broccoli in spring garden good idea?

Well, I am doing an experiment growing broccoli for the first time but I planted the seedlings in the fall. I had read it is a cool crop so if you want to plant and live in Florida, I suggest to start now. Here is a very helpful link from UF gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants.../broccoli.html


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RE: Broccoli in spring garden good idea?

I think so, it is one of our most productive garden crops. We first plant them in the fall and we are now getting a good crop. And they will continue to grow and product until it starts to get hot in May or so. We have never had bug problems.


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RE: Broccoli in spring garden good idea?

I've never had too much success with spring planting of broccoli. Once the days stay consistently in the 80's, they tend to bolt. However, I have planted some in January, picked in early March, but the heavier crop is when I plant in late October and harvest in Dec/Jan. I am in 8b/9A zone.


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