How do you grow spinach or broccoli?

United States
March 1, 2009 8:08pm CST
I would like to try to grow spinach or broccoli in my garden this year. Would this be difficult to grow? Do you buy seeds?
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@derek_a (10902)
2 Mar 09
About 10 years ago, I used to grow broccoli, but didn't grow spinach. I grew them from seeds and the planting season here in the UK was around about now, if I remember correctly. The type I grew was called purple sprouting broccoli and it was very tasty. I grew it from organic seeds, and didn't use any chemicals. The crop was a little smaller than other gardeners around here, but I think it was far tastier and healthier without sprays and chemicals. . Derek
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I always start mine from seeds The broccoli i start in the house and then later transfer out side. i have never grown spinach, but i do grow mustard greens, and i just put the seeds right down on the spot that i have put aside for them, i believe that spinach you would do the same. I do the mustard greens because i think they have more flavor than the spinach does.
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@youless (94408)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Mar 09
This is a good ambition:) When I visited my husband's hometown few weeks ago, his family plant various kinds of vegetables in the garden. Unfortunately I don't know how they grow them. I think it needs seeds. I also think that planting spinach is easier than broccoli. I take some pepper seeds to home as I have heard the it's quite easy to plant pepper. I love China
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@Pleiades (847)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I'm not sure about the spinach, but in Arizona, broccoli grew in plenty in my family's garden. It wasn't that difficult, either. I just remember eating it all the dang time...ugh! *Pleiades
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
30 Mar 09
When growing spinach it is best to do it before the weather gets very warm because spinach is a cool weather plant. When the weather get ht the plants will bolt or go to seed. Start it in the fall and it will winter over if you cover it with mulch.. Broccoli also does better in the fall. It like cool weather too. If the weather gets very warm or hot it will also bolt and go to seed.
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
4 Mar 09
Spinach is really easy - just put the seeds in the soil outside :-) broccoli may benefit from planting indoors in the start so it gets to grow up during the season depending on where you live. I guess spinach is a thing you should pland every week - so you'll always have small plants to eat from instead of planting all at the same time.
@Lore2009 (7388)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I had a discussion about broccoli but I am getting a lot of good tips here too! I started some broccoli and spinach this year. They are both from seeds and the broccoli didn't become as big as what they have in stores, and ended up flowering! You should eat them before that... so don't expect them to get too big. The spinach is doing pretty well, although they are not ready for harvest yet.
• Malaysia
2 Mar 09
I ONLY IMPLEMENTED ~ Hydrophonics method of growing plants for my sprout bean and swamp cabbage. Planting on hydrophonic rack 20' by 3'. Just for my own use and I feel very happy with the outcome. Very fresh as I used purified water for its planting base. For sprout bean, very fast as it done in only 5 days and for swamp cabbage almost 2 weeks. No fertilizer or any artificial chemical involved.