Growing Broccoli in Containers or Patio Pots

You may not think it possible, but broccoli can be grown in containers and pots. It’s healthy and at the same time, can also serve as a decoration to your patio.

Growing broccoli this way is relatively easy. The first thing you have to do is choose a pot that’s about 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. The pot should have a drainage hole in the bottom so that excess water can escape.

Fill the container with potting mix, dig a hole about half an inch deep and put a seed or two in. Water the soil and place the container in an area where it won’t be exposed to direct sunlight.

As the soil in pots tend to dry out quickly, make sure you water it regularly.

Once your broccoli plant reaches a height of about three inches, you can transfer the container outside. Make sure your plant gets at least three hours of morning sunlight everyday for two weeks.

Since your broccoli is getting bigger, you can transfer them in bigger containers. Try not to disturb the roots too much when transplanting.

Broccoli grown indoors is safer from pest infestation compared to those grown outdoors. But that doesn’t mean they are totally immune. Watch out for cutworms and other pests that have a special liking for broccoli so you can get rid of it right away. Keep the soil moist at all times. Also make sure to place each broccoli pot about 25 inches away from one another.

When your broccoli head has grown about four to six inches, it’s time to harvest. Not only can this vegetable decorate you patio, it can also be included in dishes which can make you healthy!


One Response to “Growing Broccoli in Containers or Patio Pots”

  1. n pratap says:

    i live in new delhi india. i have a terrace where i wud like to grow broccoli in pots. pl guide if i can grow in our tpye of climate. pl guide me with full details