Broccolini

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.

Zone

annual

Height:

2 – 4 feet

Light:

sun

Quick Facts

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

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