Broccoli and cauliflower

Broccoli and cauliflower and Project Springtime

  • They grow very well.

Issues

  • Even with aggressive trimming, broccoli and cauliflower plants are really too large for the Vertical Recirculating Deep Water Culture System (5x5ft). Cauliflower and broccoli plants are really large (many leaves around the edible part). The corresponding root systems are large and easily clog the pipes even before the plants are mature.

Varieties grown successfully

  • Hybrid broccoli, Monflor F1, Brassica oleracea, from Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Varieties grown unsuccessfully

N/A

Varieties not yet grown

  • Heirloom cauliflower, snowball, from Seeds of Change