What Does Broccoli Look Like After The Seeds Have Sprouted - Knowledgebase Question

Pottstown, PA
Question by SOOCHFBCC032
June 18, 2001
WHAT DOES THE BROCCOLI LOOK LIKE AFTER THEY HAVE SPROUTED.. I AM AFRAID THAT WHEN I WEED I WILL BE PULLING THEM INSTEAD OF THE WEEDS.. DO U HAVE A PICTURE OF THE BROCCOLI AFTER IT FIRST SPROUTS FROM SEEDS..SO THAT I AN SEE THE DIFFERENCE?


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Answer from NGA
June 18, 2001

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Broccoli usually looks a bit blue and has a sort of cabbagey texture to the foliage. You may be able to determine a pattern if you planted the seeds at regular intervals. You might try planting some seeds in a pot so that you will have seedlings to examine and compare to the plants coming up in the garden. Unfortunately I do not have a photo to send you.
Next time, you may want to start broccoli indoors very early and set the transplants in the garden a few weeks before the last expected spring frost. This plant does not grow at all well in hot weather, so it is usually planted as early in the season as possible to give it a chance to form heads early. It can also be grown as a fall crop when temperatures are a bit lower.

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