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Will my purple sprouting broccli and aqua dulca broad beans recover from the frost, they re drooping now?


  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591
    My broad beans did last winter, woody3, but I don't know about your purple sprouting broccoli.
  • I wish that our garden had been slippery before the big freeze. It is solid clay but even so it hasn't been water logged. We could have done with some more rain this winter - where has it all gone?

    Still the freeze has been good for breaking down a new flower bed that I had dug over. I just wish that I had got all the work done before it came. Never mind, the land is thawing out fast now (cross fingers) so I can get on again.
  • Hello woody3,

    My broad beans also flopped in the recent cold weather but I'm confident that they'll be OK. Sowing them in autumn gives them a better chance of beating pests and it's well worth it even if some of the shoots don't look that good now. As for your purple sprouting, it should be pretty hardy, but it may be suffering as a result of the low rainfall we've had recently. Broccoli is a thirsty crop. I won't advise watering in case it suddenly freezes again, so I think wait and see is your best policy. I hope you get some good dinners out of it,

    Emma team

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441
    £42.00 for BAG OF NUTS ????? EEEEEEEEEEEEEk! Here I ay merely £19.99 for a bag of finest kind nuts 'n' seeds for my Lotty swingers !!! Move oop North Lass !
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