who buys broccoli plants and how much do you pay?

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I am wondering if anyone here buys their broccoli plants instead of planting by seed. and what do you usually pay for them. Does $1.69 for 4 plants,about 5 to 6 inches tall seem fair price.

-- TomK(mich) (tjk@cac.net), February 01, 2002


That is consistant with other bedding plants at our co-op.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), February 01, 2002.

My wife works at the local greenhouse down the road and they were asking 1.10 for 6 plants last year. She said that their prices are always under what bigger places charge though.

-- Walt K. in SW PA (kraterkrew@lcsys.net), February 01, 2002.

I haven't yet gotten around to building a seed starting outfit like I want so anything that really needs to be started indoors I'll usually buy started plants for (but by next year things may be different!).

I just bought broccoli plants and paid 89 cents for a three pack. I thought this was a bit high because I was buying them at a local nursery (I like to support dedicated nurseries) but when I stopped at Lowes they had nine packs for nearly three dollars. The nursery was acually a few cents cheaper per plant.

Here in Gainesville, FL I'd look around a bit more at that price.


-- Alan (athagan@atlantic.net), February 01, 2002.

Broccoli should be easy to grow from seed. I did buy plants from Wal- Mart reasonably as my garden area wasn't ready in time.

-- Hank (hsnrs@att.net), February 01, 2002.

broc is so fast to grow, it comes up in about 2 days indoors. i buy one of those 10 cent packets and every seed came up. don't plant too early indoors. cauliflower comes up fast also.

-- randy wybrant (rwybrant@coin.org), February 01, 2002.

Six packs at the local nursery run about $1.79. Nine packs from the farm co-op are $2.59 I think. Wal-Mart has them the cheapest, I remember that, but I can't remember their price. I do remember that I usually have my garden planted though before they get the plants in. You might want to call around and check prices and when they'll be available.

-- Sharon (spangenberg@hovac.com), February 01, 2002.

I work at a greenhouse and we charge $1.35 for a 6-pack, but our local Wal-mart is cheaper.

-- Jo in PA (farmerjo02@yahoo.com), February 02, 2002.

Around here that is way too steep, even from the greenhouses, a four pack is under a dollar, by the flat even cheaper, 8 dollars for a full flat of any flower or vegetable packs, mixed or all the same kind.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (annie@1st.net), February 02, 2002.

Our local high school sells bunches of broccoli, cabbage, and collards that have been grown by the FFA kids, 25 to a bunch for $1. They are bare root. Other than that, Home Depot is our best nursery, and they have 9 packs for $2.57.

-- Lela R. Picking (stllwtrs55@aol.com), February 04, 2002.

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