Bumped into someone attempting to sell me red meat out of a truck. He asked if I ate healthy and when I informed him I did not eat meat and that I was vegan he asked me if I ate broccoli. Of course I said I did and he went on how broccoli was not healthy because it was man made. I shut him down as much as I could someone who was under the impression that broccoli is unhealthy but selling meat out of a truck is healthy. Same people who dont eat fruit because it's high in sugar lmao smh.
Broccoli was not created in a lab, humans cultivated in the wild and has existed for thousands of years. Hybrid foods exist in the wild as well. Broccoli is full of nutrients we need. Meat, dairy and eggs have cholesterol which are leading causes of heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer's, respiratory illness, which are all the leading causes of death in the United States.
Broccoli origins, Brassica oleracea, , form of cabbage, of the mustard family, grown for its edible flower buds and stalk. Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, sprouting broccoli was cultivated in Italy in ancient Roman times and was introduced to England and America in the 1700s.
Choosing and Preparing a Planting Site
Broccoli requires full sun and moist, fertile soil that’s slightly acidic.
Work in 2 to 4 inches of rich compost or a thin layer of manure before planting.
How to Plant Broccoli
Plant seeds ½ inch deep, or set transplants slightly deeper than they were grown originally.
Within a row, space your plants 12 to 24 inches apart with 36 inches between each row.
Space plants 12 to 24 inches apart, depending on the side heads you want to harvest.
If you overseed, you'll need to thin seedlings to 12 inches apart to give room to grow.
How to Grow Broccoli
Fertilize broccoli 3 weeks after planting seedlings into the garden.
Provide consistent moisture with regular watering, especially in dry conditions. Some varieties of broccoli are heat tolerant, but all need adequate moisture.
Do not get developing broccoli heads wet when watering, as it can encourage rot.
Roots are very shallow, so try not to disturb the plants. Suffocate weeds with mulch.