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Purple sprouting broccoli

This is only my second year as a gardener. I have purple sprouting broccoli which has come up from last years planting it has now turned to beautiful yellow flowers which the bees love.  Should I now dig these up or will they come up again next year? 


  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,465
    If the bees love it leave it, maybe it self seeded so might come back next year.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,362
    My purple sprouting broccoli (sown and planted out last year) produced lots of shoots over March and April and we had some lovely meals from it.  The last few unused shoots flowered ... that's the end of the plants as they're bi-ennial ... we pulled them up the other day ... they've been chopped up and composted.

    I'll be sowing new PSB seeds any day now ... they'll be planted out later in the summer and harvested next spring.
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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