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WALTHAM 29 BROCCOLI SEEDS
Description & Nutritional Value
Broccoli is a cool season annual grown for its delicious green heads. A long-time favorite variety, Waltham 29 broccoli plants were developed in 1950 at the University of Massachusetts and named for Waltham, MA. Open pollinated seeds of this variety are still sought after for their incredible flavor and cold tolerance.
These vegetables are known for their beneficial health effects. Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.
How To Container Plant
Since broccoli is a larger and heavier feeding vegetable crop, a container size of at least three gallons should be provided for every broccoli plant grown.
*Start germinating broccoli seeds indoors, 4-7 weeks before your area's average last frost. The seedlings will be grown indoors only for a short period of time, after which they'll be transplanted to an outdoor container, 2-3 weeks before the average last frost.
*Fill seedling cups with potting soil. Plant two broccoli seeds per container at a depth of 1/4-1/2 inch deep. Cover and water thoroughly. Place in a warm area and keep the soil moist, but not drenched.
*The seeds should germinate within 5-10 days. At this point, move your new seedlings to a well-lit area. South facing windowsills or artificial grow lighting will do fine. If both seeds in a container sprouted, thin out the smaller of the two. The whole point to planting two seeds is to be sure that at least one will sprout.
*For the next 3-4 weeks, keep the soil evenly moist and provide plenty of light for the seedlings.
How To Serve
*First, using a large fork, mash or blend together the 2 chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and the optional 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper until completely combined. You can also puree them together in a food processor if that's easier and faster for you or, you can use a mortar and pestle if you happen to have one large enough.
*Next, in a large skillet over medium heat, heat the 1 tablespoon safflower oil or olive oil and add the chopped onions, minced garlic, and the chopped potatoes, stirring in order to combine and to heat the potatoes evenly. Heat it all together for 2 to 3 minutes, then add in the chopped broccoli. If the pan gets too dry, you can add a bit of water, as needed. Heat for another 2 to 3 minutes.
*Add the tomato and spice mixture to the skillet, then cover and cook for another 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the potatoes and broccoli are both well cooked through.
*Once the potatoes and broccoli are well heated and cooked through, remove the pan from heat, and squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the curry (this helps the flavors pop even more), then garnish with a bit of fresh chopped cilantro.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.