March 12, 2014
There is nothing like homegrown, just harvested broccoli. And there’s a reason why it’s so tender and succulent. As it is stored, the stems become tough and fibrous. Freeze it and you will lose the cancer-fighting benefits.
So if you’re planning your spring garden, broccoli can go in early since it tolerates cooler spring temperatures. If you live in a warm winter area, include broccoli in your fall garden. It’s too late to plant now.
Growing Broccoli for Better Health is a useful piece on growing broccoli and how to cook it to optimize the health benefits. The author, Barbara Pleasant shares her experience in growing broccoli and is spot on with the research about sulforaphane.