Can you grow broccoli in pots? You absolutely can! Broccoli is a must-grow vegetable for any gardener, but if you don’t have a lot of space, we’ll show you how to grow broccoli in pots or containers. A cool weather crop, broccoli can do very well in containers, and can be planted as late as August! So if you have poor quality soil, or just a small garden, keep reading to learn how to grow broccoli in pots.

How to Grow Broccoli in Pots or Containers

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Planting Broccoli in Pots:

  • Broccoli like to spread out wide, so be sure to only plant one per 5 gallon container.
  • Alternatively, you can plant 2-3 broccoli plants in a 15 gallon container.
  • Avoid planting in black containers, as the sun can really heat them up, and when it comes to broccoli, temperature is everything (remember, they are a cold hardy crop).
  • Plant in the fall directly into the soil or start seeds indoors.
  • Broccoli will germinate at 75-80F (23-27C).
  • Water immediately after planting and place in a sunny location.

Potted Broccoli Care:

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  • Feed your broccoli plants on a regular basis with a nitrogen rich fertilizer.
  • Be on the lookout for the following pests: cutworms, cabbage worms, aphids, and armyworms.
  • If planting more than one broccoli plant in a container, space them 2-3 feet apart to prevent infestation.
  • For cutworms, wrap flower heads in a cone of wax paper.

So now that you know how to grow broccoli in pots, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!

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