Growing Broccoli – Atlantis Stem
Summer varieties like the Atlantis Stem Broccoli are very easy to grow from seed as well as being tasty and nutritious. Sow individual broccoli seeds in small degradable pots from early Spring or directly in final position in April. They should be planted 30 cm apart. This Atlantis Stem variety will produce lots of the side shooting stems after the main flowering head has been cut, and will keep producing more and more if the plant is kept well watered and fed.
Controlling Broccoli Pests
Broccoli is a brassica and so must be protected with butterfly netting from April to October. The young plants are also vulnerable to slugs and snails.