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I’m new to veg growing and took on an allotment a short time ago.
I sowed sprouts, sprouting broccoli and savoy in seed trays and pricked them out into these modules. The plants are four or five inches high now and some are falling over. Can anyone tell me if I should plant these out or pot them on?

Thank you.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,863
    Use a fine netting to keep butterflies out ... and make sure it's fixed away from the leaves, not draped over them ... otherwise the butterflies will sit on them and lay their eggs through the mesh. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Agree with both previous comments.  If you have woodpigeons in the vicinity then butterfly netting will protect them against those too.  Nothing more soul destroying than planting out a row of well-grown young plants only to find them decimated the next morning by a couple of these 5am visitors.  Plant them deep, right up to the lowest leaves and firm them in - doing this helps them form a good strong root sytem which they'll need later when they become top-heavy.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SmudgesDadSmudgesDad Posts: 61
    Thanks for your advice everyone, very helpful.
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