Broccoli is a nutrient rich plant that produces edible, green florets. Its crisp crowns can be eaten fresh or cooked and they are commonly seen in pastas, soups, stir-fry, and more. Broccoli is a cold weather crop, so it can be planted a few weeks before the last frost date, and can tolerate colder nights. Plant in full sun and water evenly and consistently, as broccoli likes moist soils. Broccoli will suffer in water logged or soggy areas, so make sure the area is well draining. Once broccoli bud consist of deep green tightly packed florets, it may be time to harvest. If you see any sign of flowers, harvest immediately because once broccoli goes to flower it become almost inedible.