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Broccoli purple plants purchased advice please how to plant

I purchased purple broccoli plants but don’t have a clue where to plant them I have 20 in total how to protect from winter and any slug or other damage or type of soil they need basically I know nothing 1 st time to try please help thanks 

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,535
    You mean purple sprouting brocolli? What size are the plants you have? It's quite late to be planting them out, so hopefully they are already quite big.

    Once they are reasonably tall - 6 inches or so - they can go outside. Smaller than that will probably be eaten by slugs. They need fertile soil. They prefer neutral or slightly alkaline conditions. They grow very big - 4 feet tall and wide so plenty of room - and they need to be staked to prevent the wind lifting them out of the ground. They don't need frost protection once they are hardened off.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    think raisingirl has nailed it all
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