Broccoli Early Purple Seeds (Brassica oleracea), The most popular of the sprouting broccoli varieties, very hardy and produces an abundance of dark purple spears, in March, which turn green on cooking.
Start to sow your broccoli early purple seeds from April to May. Sowing the early purple seeds thinly in a well prepared seed bed 2cm deep in rows 15cm apart.
As the seedlings appear, thin to 7cm apart. When they are about 10-15cm tall, transplant to the growing site about 60cm apart, planting them 2cm deeper than in the seed bed. Water the seedlings well.
March to May in year 2
Broccoli is a good source of vitamins A , C & Iron