Broccoli ‘Marathon’ F1 (Brassica oleracea)
Sow this tried and true variety from early December until March and for an autumn winter harvest. It produces good side shoots after the main head is cut.
When to sow: Early December until March
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: If grown under cover when the first two true leaves appear harden the seedlings off by taking them outside on a cool cloudy day. Keep watered. When the seedlings are 6-8cm tall plant in the garden. First remove the seed leaves (cotyledons) and plant up to the first set of true leaves. Water in. If seed is planted in outside seed beds transplant when seedlings are 6-8cm tall.
Packet 30 seeds