Broccoli Seed Germination - Knowledgebase Question

East Lansing, MI
Question by JonMSU
February 26, 2000
What are the optimum conditions for germinating broccoli seeds? What temperatures are best and are there any special seed treatments?


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Answer from NGA
February 26, 2000

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No seed treatments are necessary for broccoli. Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before setting out, or direct sow in the garden in early spring. Sow seeds 1/2" deep in moistened seed starting mix, or outdoors in prepared bed. Optimum soil temperatures range from 45F-85F with 5-17 days to emergence.

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