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I left my flowering leeks last year because the big purple heads were so beautiful and this year I have leeks for free from the seeds that dropped!


  • I left one pentland brig plant in the ground flowering last year, it resprouted and fed us a few pickings through the hungry gap AND set seed. I saved and sowed this seed this year - as I also grew the nero di toscano last year I wonder if the babies will be hybrids?
  • I was also inspired to grow Nero di Toscana this year by my veg box supplier and I was able to get the seed via an online organic seed shop. Read this variety is very tough, surviving most winters, so ideal for my exposed garden. Also growning Red Winter for the first time. I plan to harvest both varieties as 'cut and come again'.
  • growing with children
    what way up do i plant them
  • why has my kale flowered also it has not got curly leaves?
    is it past its best?
  • when is the best time to harvest kale and how do you cook it for the best results
  • Can anybody tell me why my white sprouting broccoli has only got lots of long thin spindly shoots on after picking the main head>
  • I'm trying Nero di Toscano for the first time, too. But I'm growing Pentland Brig as well, as I love the sprouting shoots that sre like broccoli. Two for the price of one!
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