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Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening

Growing Broccoli – Vegetable Gardening

Broccoli is a very nutritious vegetable and easy to grow. The Garden Guru Phil Dudman shares his tips for growing and keeping broccoli plants productive. http://www.facebook.com/gardeningwithphil http://phildudman.com.au/

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  1. ytoobpg 2017-12-17 at 4:55 PM - Reply

    what kind of broccoli are you growing in this video?

  2. renegadetrainer 2017-12-17 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    @thegardenguru1 Ok sounds good. What kind of fertilizer do you recommend? I have bone and blood meal but it seems like it might be too much nitrogen to add. Also, any other sources of the potash?

  3. Tyler Durden 2017-12-17 at 5:06 PM - Reply

    what is the name of the food that you are giving to the brocoli?

  4. Diego Ruete 2017-12-17 at 5:06 PM - Reply

    sorry what is it that u use 4 feeding the plant?

  5. OffLeashIG 2017-12-17 at 5:06 PM - Reply

    sux u can’t do that with cauliflower

  6. copperhead228 2017-12-17 at 5:07 PM - Reply

    i think i waited too long, cause my broccoli plants are flowering now and did i wait too long or will i be able to harvest them. also i had a rabbit problem where he would always eat the broccoli plants and its my first time growing it.

  7. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    @renegadetrainer You’re right, you should always add a little potash when using blood and bone on broccoli. Sulphate of Potash is as easy source, also Muriate of Potash. Wood ash, compost and manures supply some potash as to pellatised chicken manures.

  8. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    @Tigeraction08 It is the immature flowers or flower buds that you harvest before the yellow blooms burst open. It usually takes 2-3 months to get young broc plants to cropping stage. It’s unusual for them to develop buds any earlier, unless your soil is poor an undernourished or you have a variety such as ‘Chinese broccoli’ which will flower within 6 weeks from planting

  9. phrygian360 2017-12-17 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    @thegardenguru1 ok thanks for the reply. just seem thats all they’ve done never got and big flourettes just small. maybe mine are mal-nurished…

  10. evadb51 2017-12-17 at 5:16 PM - Reply

    Its not just you Tigeraction08 for the last 2 years 2010/2011 both my broccoli and some of my cauliflower have gone to seed.At first i thought it was because i had built a fruit type cage around my veg patch to keep off the white butterfly but i had some growing in another open bed that did the same and talking to a relatives friend his and allotment holders miles from my location had experienced the same problem?

  11. renegadetrainer 2017-12-17 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    How often should you fertilize broccoli? I planted mine with Miracle Gro Organic Choice recently and I didn’t add fertilizer yet. Thanks!

  12. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    You tend to get lots of smaller thinner shoots towards the end of the productive stage. Keep picking them because you can still use them. Trick is to get in early before they fully extend and turn into flowers

  13. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    Yes that’s right

  14. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:21 PM - Reply

    That’s OK, the all start small and compact then expand to a full sized broccoli head. Takes 7-10 days from initiation. All the best!

  15. mike Pirie 2017-12-17 at 5:23 PM - Reply

    Well I guess growing this in Texas is a waste of time if max Temps for the plant is in the 80’s?…….it’s 90 degrees in spring time. …

  16. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    @renegadetrainer Add fertiliser at planting and a little more when they start to head up. I also like to liquid feed my crop every week/fortnight to really get them pumping

  17. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    @sweetlikecarmel Like most plants in the cabbage family, broccoli handles frost quite well. Does it regrow? Not sure what you mean, after frost damage? Quite possibly. My frosts aren’t hard enough for that to be a problem, and we always grow it as a winter crop. It is an annual, so once it has exhausted it’s flowering cycle, it’s had it and you will need to plant a new crop.

  18. Olivia Ferrante 2017-12-17 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    do you use some kind of insect repellant?

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  20. Naomi Brennan 2017-12-17 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    What is the ideal growing temperature for broccoli?….not looking for a typical growing season start time for my veggies in my heat zones….because well climate change is real and that stuff doesn’t apply anymore…. I am looking for an actual temperature number….I know broccoli is hardy down to 35-40 degrees…I know that the Ideal soil temperature for broccoli is 60-70 degress….I know the high temp limit for broccoli is usually 85 degrees….I know the germination temp for broccoli is 65-75…I know the best temperature to harden broccoli is around 65 degrees…..But what I am looking for is the best scientific outside air temperature for growing broccoli.

  21. Sirena 2017-12-17 at 5:34 PM - Reply

    does broccoli regrow? does it last thru the winter frost like collards?

  22. Raevyn Wyng 2017-12-17 at 5:42 PM - Reply

    I’m growing several broccoli plants in my garden, but without fertilizers etc.. only mushroom manure. So far they are still only leaves, at about 2 months old. Should I be adding anything else, to boost their growth, or do they usually tend to grow florets after summer? I started them in pots in May-June and put into the garden late June.

  23. phrygian360 2017-12-17 at 5:46 PM - Reply

    @thegardenguru1 i feed and water mine but all i have is tons of small shoots coming off. should i trim it down and see if it helps? mine keeps flowering too. =(

  24. TarotLadyLissa 2017-12-17 at 5:47 PM - Reply

    Will cauliflower continue to produce like this as well?

  25. Phil Dudman 2017-12-17 at 5:47 PM - Reply

    blood and bone (bone meal) and sulphate of potash

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