Stem broccoli harvest time (Full grown stem broccoli plant) – Stem broccoli when to harvest

How to grow stem broccoli in soil culture. This time, I want to harvest stem broccoli.

Harvest stem broccoli (Best time to harvest stem broccoli)

The stem broccoli seedlings were planted in mid-September, and the first fertilizing was in early October. The best time to plant stem broccoli is from early to mid-September. The first fertilizing for stem broccoli should be done 3 to 4 weeks after planting.

Planting stem broccoli (mid-September)
First fertilizing for stem broccoli (early October)

Here is the planting process of stem broccoli. After planting, we installed insect netting to prevent pests from entering.

Once stem broccoli and cabbage have grown to a certain extent, we supplement nutrients with additional fertilizing.

In late October, we pinched the stem broccoli and did the second additional fertilizing. (Best way to grow broccoli.)

Pinching stem broccoli (late October)
Second additional fertilizing for stem broccoli
Additional fertilize the stem broccoli with chicken manure

Here is the pinching process for stem broccoli. Pinch off the central flower bud to encourage the growth of side shoots.

The 3rd additional fertilizing for stem broccoli was in mid-November. So far, it has been growing quite well.

3rd additional fertilizing for stem broccoli
Add 20cc (0.7 oz) of chicken manure to each spot for top-dressing
The stem broccoli is growing well

To keep harvesting stem broccoli for a long time, you need to regularly additional fertilize to provide nutrients.

Stem broccoli harvest time. Harvest stem broccoli by snapping off the side flower buds along with the stem. If it is too hard, use scissors to cut it. The best time to harvest stem broccoli is when the side flower buds are 2-3cm (0.8-1.2 inches) in diameter. Harvest them with the stem, about 15cm (6 inches) long.

How to harvest stem broccoli

The stem broccoli harvested this time is about 18cm (7.1 inches). There were two more ready to harvest, so I picked them too.

The harvested 18cm (7.1 inches) stem broccoli
Harvested 2 more stems of broccoli

This time, I harvested 3 stems of broccoli. I will continue to add-fertilize every two weeks and keep harvesting.

I harvested 3 stems of broccoli
I'm looking forward to the next harvest

Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.

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