We Grow is trialing five organic varieties of broccoli for an early-season crop on our zone 4a produce farm. With a short time frame to complete the trial, it has been decided to grow the broccoli inside a caterpillar tunnel targeting the earliest possible planting dates with 50-60 day-to-maturity varieties being chosen. A field day will be held on Thursday, June 28 to review not only the production outcome of each of the varieties, but also the way in which the trial was conducted with feedback on the trial process being the focus.
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March 14, 2018
Seeds have been planted in 128 cell flats. 96-128 seeds of each variety were planted one seeds per cell in Vermont Compost Fort Vee with a 50/50 vermiculite/compost blend covering the seeds to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Watered and placed covered at about 65ºF for germination.