Growing Broccoli in Pots – If the proper planning is done to maximize space, container gardening can be a sustainable means to providing yourself with edible cancer fighting fruits and vegetables throughout the season. Even broccoli can be easily tamed to grow successfully in a pot. This brings us to our topic of the day, How To Grow A Fall Broccoli Container Garden.
Basic Broccoli Necessities –
- 3 Gallon Containers – Use a container size of at least three gallons should be provided for every broccoli plant grown.
- Organic Aerated Potting Soil – Use an organic potting soil and a add a good amount of nutritious compost. Besides prefers the soil to be light, well aerated and have good drainage properties.
- Minimal Fertilizing – If you started off with a premium potting soil, there should only be a need to fertilize your broccoli plants once or twice during their life cycle. You may want to add micro-nutrients such as boron and magnesium.
- 8 Hours of Sunlight – Broccoli plants will thrive with a minimum of 8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- 75 Degrees or Lower – Broccoli tends to bolt (flower) when the temperatures rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit. When broccoli bolts, there is no harvestable produce to be had. To keep your broccoli plants producing, grow only in the cooler temperatures of spring and autumn.
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