Purple sprouting

Just about to start tucking in to this years purple sprouting broccoli. 


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,694
    Looks great. We’ve nearly finished ours now, just a couple more meals left ... so tasty ...better than any you can buy 😋 
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  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 280
    Looks great. When did you plant them out last year? I’m planning to grow some for next spring.
  • IgrowfromseedIgrowfromseed Posts: 140
    Hi
    Thanks for the praise
    They were planted in July but needed lots of watering because of the drought. As they are a follow on crop I needed to wait for the prior crop to have finished. I grow them on in larger and larger pots prior to planting out. An Auguest planting results in the plants not seeming to grow fast enough to get properly established.
  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 280
    Thanks. I’m planning to put them in once my tomatoes have finished, so might not have them in the ground till September. I can sow in July, but might need some big pots by September. Do you think that’s too late?

    I grew some a couple of years ago, planted them out in May/June. The plants were massive but only got a week or 2 of broccoli the following spring. 
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 766
    I’m planning some this year too! I’m also trying Kailan (Chinese broccoli) as it’s a quick cropper and somewhere between broccoli and asparagus in taste apparently.

    Womble I’d have thought you could always plant them between your toms a few weeks before they are finished as they will only be small?
  • Womble54Womble54 WimbledonPosts: 280
    Flinster said:
    I’m planning some this year too! I’m also trying Kailan (Chinese broccoli) as it’s a quick cropper and somewhere between broccoli and asparagus in taste apparently.

    Womble I’d have thought you could always plant them between your toms a few weeks before they are finished as they will only be small?
    I like your style.
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