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Monday, August 27, 2012

Broccoli from seeds

This year I decided to start my broccoli from seeds instead of buying the plants. It's much less expensive that way. I started the seeds in peat pots and kept them under the grow light in the basement for about three weeks. I moved them outdoors just yesterday, to get them used to being outside. Once the plants get their first set of true leaves, you have to repot them in a larger pot if it's not quite time to move them to their permanent home in the garden. Bury them in dirt up to the cotyledons to keep them from flopping over. I had to learn the hard way.

In a couple of months we'll be enjoying tasty organic broccoli, straight from our backyard. Can't wait!

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