Broccoli ‘Marathon’ F1 (Brassica oleracea)
I plant this tried and true variety from December until February and pick from autumn through the winter. It produces good side shoots after the main head is cut.
When to sow: December until February
Where to sow: For early planting use trays in a warm indoor position or in drills in a prepared bed for later sowings (see below)
Depth to sow: 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 35 to 40cm
Between rows 60cm
Directions: Sow broccoli seed in two ways. For early sowings plant in seed trays on bottom heat from mid-August until early November. Later sowings can be planted in a 5mm deep drill in outside seed beds and then transplanted six weeks later into the final
Packet 30 seeds