Broccoli is one of those plants that just looks better planted in a square foot garden which makes square foot gardening broccoli a great idea. Broccoli plants grow neat and straight and work well in a known amount of space. If you’ve never grown your own broccoli in the garden get ready for a surprise. First, because it won’t look exactly like what you get at the store and, second, because the taste is out of this world.
Broccoli will grow larger than one square foot but it is acceptable to give each plant a single square foot. This will offer the maximum in space saving and production. Left with space, broccoli will grow up to 18 inches or more wide, but one square foot will do the trick.
When to Plant Broccoli
Broccoli is a cool season crop, so you want to get it planted in the garden early to mature before the hottest part of summer. You can also go for an encore harvest by planting broccoli in late summer for a fall harvest.