I tried to plant some broccoli seeds indoors but they did not sprouted - not sure why - I still have them there hoping for success. However I did not wanted to wait too long as I can't wait to have our first home grown broccoli of the year! So I went and bought some plants from the garden center at the weekend.
To plant them on the square foot garden, you will need one full square per broccoli plant as it will grow quite big. I planted 4 broccoli plants today in four squares.
If you have a small garden, you can plant 4 lettuces around the small broccoli plant. The lettuce will be ready for harvest before the broccoli plant is to big - so it is perfect to maximize your space. I may plant some arugula around them later on in the week.
We are a broccoli loving household. Broccoli is one of the selected vegetables my kids will eat. We call them little trees and always pretend they have small birds inside that sign your name! I cook them in a variety of ways, but we particularly love it steamed, in creamy soup and as a healthy addition to our home made Mac & Cheese.