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Limp purple broccoli

pclark42pclark42 Posts: 183

Having grown my purple sprouting broccoli from seed, I transferred them into the garden and netted them, leaving plenty of height for them to grow into, but yesterday I noticed that most of them were looking rather leggy and falling over, they have been in the ground for 2 weeks prior to this, and watered regularly, any ideas as to why?


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,997
    Can you show us a photograph please? 

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

  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,204
    Something could be nibbling them from underneath!!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580
    Have they got cabbage root fly? There will be tiny maggots in the roots.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • pclark42pclark42 Posts: 183
    I think the problem may have been the netting, I took the netting off on Friday, they were very limp, I watered them, and on Friday night it rained, yesterday the sun shone and the broccoli seemed to recover, but some are still a bit leggy.
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