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Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Posted by salevene none (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 15:08

Hi All,

I recently acquired some Broccoli seeds and plan to grow it in the new garden.

I'm used to growing hot peppers and when I germinate those seeds, I put them in a damp coffee filter in a plastic bag until it sprouts, then move into a small pot until its ready to transplant.

Is it possible to do the same with Broccoli seeds or should I just throw them right in the a small pot with damp soil?

Thanks in advance.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

As long as the soil is cool, either way will work. Broccoli is quite easy to germinate, but need a cool medium. Under 75 degrees F. Unlike peppers they do not like hot feet.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Thanks farmerdill.

You think I could grow one of them on my balcony in a pot this size? It receives about 4-5 hours of sun per day. 70-80 all year round...

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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

One plant is not going to give you much to harvest but as an interesting experiment you could try growing in that pot. However, since there is no indication of scale in the photo and you don't give dimensions it's not possible to say if it big enough. And does it have drain holes? Broccoli, like most Brassicas. germinates incredibly easily. I think it is the consequent care in a container in heat which will be the challenge.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

I just planted broccoli direct sow and it germinated fine. Keeping it healthy the next month is going to be the challenge I think.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Question on this topic, just how diligently should I wanted the tiny seedlings now in the summer.. daily? For how long? They are in a shader section of the garden but still get about 5 hours sun.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Floral, its about 20ish centimeters in diameter that pot and about 30cm in height... Something like that (its mot too big).

Do you know if Broccoli likes a lot of water like tomatoes or very little and only when needed like hot peppers?


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Well, I've never grown broccoli in a pot but that does seem a little small considering how tall and wide the plants grow in the open garden. Regarding watering I can't give you any rules. They will show if they need water by their behaviour. Only when needed applies to all plants - it's just that some need more than others. Feel down in the soil if you can't tell from looking at the plant. It doesn't have to be wet on top but it needs to be moist (not wet) an inch or so down.


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RE: Germinating Broccoli Seeds

Thanks floras,


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