Broccoli is one of the original superfoods loaded with nutrients and many healthy benefits including: increasing immunity, increasing cardiovascular health, reducing risk of cataracts, building bones and reducing birth defects. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, K and A and full of dietary fiber.
Broccoli is also rather easy to grow at home. I attempted to grow it from seed last year and was unsuccessful. It is possible that I pulled up all the seedlings thinking they were weeds. This year I bought a package with eight beginner broccoli plants and they have grown super quickly.
I cut two heads of broccoli this weekend and roasted them for our Memorial Day cookout. I was worried they would be over ripe (not sure if this is possible), but they were actually kind of young, very similar to the expensive broccolini. They were super tasty and I am looking forward to eating the rest of them.
After I but the head off, I noticed there were a few other florets coming out of the same plants. I am hoping I will get multiple heads per plant, but I have a feeling the others will be kind of small.
Along with broccoli, I pulled out a bunch of baby lettuce, a few raddished and a few strawberries.
What are your favorite things to grow?
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