Complete Checklist:Sowing to Harvesting Broccoli at home

Updated: Jun 9


This guide will help you:

✅ Choose the right planter for Broccoli.

✅ Make a potting mix for Broccoli .

✅ Where to grow the Broccoli at home.

✅ And also give you a schedule to add nutrients and water for the plant.


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Sections in this article:

#1 Materials needed to grow Broccoli .

#2 Where do I grow Broccoli at home?

#3 Starting my Broccoli plant.

#4 Caring for my Broccoli plant.

#5 Plant protection for my Broccoli



Hindi name: ब्रोकोली

Kannada name: ಕೋಸುಗಡ್ಡೆ

Tamil name: ப்ரோக்கோலி

Telugu name: బ్రోకలీ


Botanical Name : Brassica oleracea L. var. italica

Family :Brassicaceae

Native : Italy


Vegetable garden grow broccoli at home, terrace, balcony
Home grown Broccoli


Materials needed to grow Broccoli .

Soil : Well drained organic loam soil or enriched potting mixture (free from pest and disease)

pH : The ideal pH of plant is 5.5.0 to 6.5

Planting container size: A good drainage 14 to 16 inch diameter and 16-18 deep inches ideal.




Where do I grow Broccoli at home?

Temperature: The ideal temperature range from 15 to 20 C

Sunlight: The light requirement is more than 6 hrs of direct sunlight.

Climate: It is a cool season crop in India commonly growing in cool weather conditions.

Type of plant: Biennial type



Starting my Broccoli plant.

Season: Best season for grow in winter Jan, Aug, Nov and Dec)

Propagation: The cabbage is propagated by Seeds.

Planting: The normal spacing between plant to plant 20cm - 30cm

Planting depth: 2.5-3cm depth then cover the seeds



Caring for my Broccoli plant.

Water: Watering once a day. Twice in a day (Spring). Avoid the waterlogging condition.

Nutrient: Apply well decomposed plant and animal waste manures and also bone meal or blood meals and also liquid fertilizers (Seaweed extract, humic acid and Bioenzymes).

Harvest time: The broccoli is ready for harvest 90-100 days after the germination

Edible part: Curd or tender flower

Plant life span : up to 5 month



Vegetable garden grow broccoli at home, terrace, balcony
Broccoli seedlings


Plant protection for my Broccoli

Major Pest


Diamondback moth

Remove and destroy the plants and stubbles after the crop harvest

Keep the pheromone trap and Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter or Spray the dichlorvos 76 WSC 0.08 to 0.1 % per liter of water


Cabbage borer

Keep the pheromone trap and Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter or Bacillus thuringiensis in 2g/lit at primordial stage or Cartap hydrochloride in 1g/ lit of water or malathion 50 EC in 1ml per liter of water


Leaf webber

Keep the pheromone trap and Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter or Cartap hydrochloride in 1g/ lit of water or malathion 50 EC in 1ml per liter of water


Cabbage green semilooper

Collect and kill the manual or Keep the pheromone trap and Organic methods to control It is a cool season crop in India commonly growing in cool weather conditions.Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter or Cartap hydrochloride in 1g/ lit of water or malathion 50 EC in 1ml per liter of water


Cabbage butterfly

Collect and kill the manual or Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml / lit or malathion 50 EC in 1ml lit /or quinalphos 25 EC 1 ml / liter of water


Tobacco caterpillar

Remove and destroy the larvaes, Keep the pheromone trap and Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter or Spray the dichlorvos 76 WSC 0.08 to 0.1 % per liter of water or or malathion 50 EC in 1ml per liter of water


Aphids

Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per / liter.

Spray the insecticide Imidacloprid 70 % WG 0.5 g / lit or 1-1.5 ml/ lit or or malathion 50 EC in 1ml lit /or quinalphos 25 EC 1 ml / liter of water


Major diseases


Leaf blight

Control to spray copper oxychloride 2g per liter of water or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.

Cercospora leaf spot

Spray along with neem oil 2ml per liter of water with copper oxychloride 2g per liter of water or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.


Plant care and maintenance
  • Apply regular organic nourishment for the plants

  • Weekly once neem spray to reduce the pest and diseases.

  • Plants require little water when necessary and avoid over watering.

  • Remove the older and unhealthy affected leaves and branches of plants and its give regular air circulation into the all the branches of plants its help full for disease-free plant



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