Broccoli - Waltham 29

Seed Amount:

Up to 85 days. Great tasting short, non-uniform variety producing medium-large heads, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Very popular variety for the home garden. Plants bred to withstand decreasing fall temperature.

Waltham 29 Broccoli Vegetable Garden Seed

Brassica oleracea

Celery, potatoes and onions help improve flavor when planted closely. Aromatic herbs such as rosemary, sage, and mint help repel insects. Rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Dietary Fiber, and Vitamins: A, C, K, B6. Very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. Benefits from full exposure to sunlight.

  • Height - 24 inches
  • Spacing - 18 to 24 inches
  • Width - 4 to 8 inches
  • Depth - One-inch

Broccoli is in need of nitrogen rich soil. Applications of nitrogen fertilizer are needed at time of planting and throughout the growing season.Harvest when main head is formed, but before yellow flower develops. Head should be solid and tight. Make cut at least five inches below head on stem. Cut with sharp knife in one cut to avoid stem damage. Will produce small side-shoots after center head is harvested.

Growing Broccoli Microgreens

Waltham 29 Broccoli Seeds: brassica oleracea
Seeding: Approx 1 Oz of seed to a 10"x20" tray
Seed Presoak: No
Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 2 to 3 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommended
Micro Greens Color: green
Micro Greens Flavor: mild cabbage
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Seed Uses:

  • Microgreens & baby salad greens
  • Garnishes & sandwiches
  • Sprouting
  • Survival food storage
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & seasoning
  • More

Notes & Growing Tips: Broccoli grows very fast and is one of the easiest microgreens to grow. It can be sown a little more thickly that other seeds. Keep in the dark with the black-out dome for 3 days and then flip the lid on day 4 & 5 to put a little stress on the emerging seedlings. This will strengthen the crop.

Broccoli colors up quickly and is greener than most other crops. It is a hardy and substantial microgreen that has a fresh, mild cabbage flavor. They are also favored for their health benefits, being a great source of sulforaphane. It is an excellent choice as a base for any micro greens salad.

***Note: Although we have indicated the specific medium that this particular seed prefers, you can still experiment with either soil or hydroponic mediums. Results may vary.

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