Broccoli Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Broccoli
 
When to Plant:
Broccoli should be started 6 weeks before planting date. Plant outside as soon as soil can be worked. Fall plantings can be direct seeded in early summer or transplanted middle of summer.
 
Fertilizing:
Add 2-3 lbs of 8-16-16 fertilizer 2 weeks before planting to every 100 square feet. No additional fertilizer is necessary.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full to Partial Sun 1/4 – 1/2″ Well drained, pH 6.0-7.5
 
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Broccoli
12-18″ 24-36″ 100 75 lbs. 22,500

 

 
Broccoli Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 7,500 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 15,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 30,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 60,000 Seeds
1 Pound: 120,000 Seeds
 
 
* These are average broccoli seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 

 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces