By: Meriel Bradley
Broccolini is a great addition to your vegetable garden. It will produce a small main head which when harvested early pushes the plant into producing side shoots which you can harvest on a regular basis over several weeks.
I like the Artwork variety which matures early in the season and is super easy to grow. I plant the seed in mid-April as soon as the ground is workable and then plant another crop in late summer for a fall harvest.
I do add a protective mesh pop-up to protect it from the cabbage white butterflies but will have a couple of plants in the garden for the butterflies that I don’t harvest.
2 – 4 feet
Direct sow in mid-April or when the ground is workable
Matures in about 8 weeks
Likes full sun
Use a protective mesh to prevent cabbage worms and cabbage loopers (green worms)
Good companion plants for broccoli are lettuce, chamomile, dill, rosemary
By: Meriel Bradley I plant 3 types of climbing vegetables - beans, peas, and cucumbers. They all need climbing support for the best results. This year I decided to build a multi-use support that can be used for all 3 of my climbing vegetables. I already had my raised...