Broccoli can be considered as the vegetable that has the highest capability to help prevent cancer. Having edible leaves, flower and stems, broccoli can be called a ‘bio pharmacy’. It is ideal to include broccoli in the regular diet for better results.
Broccoli should be consumed at least twice a week in salads or steam-boiled. It is delicious to eat. Since it contains high amount of fibre, broccoli is good for reducing overweight and regulating cholesterol.
Broccoli’s leaves, flower and stalk can be consumed. The farming method of broccoli is same as that of winter vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower.
To grow broccoli, its mustard-like seeds are sowed.
When the seeds sprout and five tender leaves emerge, the sapling should be replanted.
Keep a distance of 1.5 feet between saplings while replanting.
For fertilisation, apply 150 kg cow dung powder per one cent of land.
Organic fertilisation can be continued two weeks after replanting and two weeks later.
Fermented coconut cake and fresh cow dung slurry can be provided once in a week.
The soil need to be piled up at the bottom of plants frequently.
As the plant has no deep roots, water the plants regularly.
Broccoli can be harvested after 60-80 days of replanting.
Cut the green flower buds in 30 cm length close to the stem, before blooming.
Tender leaves and new shoots growing from sides can be consumed.
Fun fact: Broccoli is one of the favourite foods of the celebrities and the rich!