These mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. If you are trying to eat healthier, broccoli should be at the very top of your grocery list.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of broccoli decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. It may also promote a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, and overall lower weight. Broccoli grows best in the cooler season and prefers temperatures between 65 and 75 F.
When planting broccoli, make sure the rows are 3 feet apart, with the plants 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart. Growing broccoli is done best in soils that are well-drained with a texture between sandy and clay loam. The plants require lots of sunshine for the most part, but these are forgiving plants and will also tolerate partially shaded locations of the garden, which is nice for those lacking full sun.