Purple Sprouting Broccoli

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Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Post: # 226439Post chilitony
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:33 pm

I have heard that because of the weather that there is a shortage of purple sprouting this year, so i was well pleased when i went to the allotment today and picked the first this year. Its in the steamer now, to have with my dinner :flower:
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Post: # 226440Post darkbrowneggs
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:30 pm

Lucky you - the cabbage whites stripped mine down to the ribs, but they survived and looked as though they might do somethingm, but -15 C temps finished them off, along with all my other winter greens bar the leeks.

Nevermind - I looked under the Seakale pots, and before long.......

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Post: # 226442Post clanpowell
Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:00 pm

Ours suffered as well. Only 3 plants survived. Our petite posies on the otherhand survived all the coldness. So well worth trying again

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Post: # 226531Post mrsflibble
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:43 am

5 of my 12 survived, 4 have buds, 1 is looking decidedly unhappy... but from the way the 4 are sprouting, we'll be eating it til it comes out of our ears anyway!!
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Post: # 226536Post pelmetman
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:28 am

We'll be eating our PSB pretty soon as long as the pigeons don't get to it first.

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Post: # 226548Post Millymollymandy
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:46 am

I'll be having my first feast on Tuesday!!! :flower: :flower: :flower:
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Post: # 226661Post Harasimow
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:35 pm

still waiting for mine. Do the "sprouts" come from a 45 deg angle between a leaf and the stem (like the bits you pinch off a tomato plant) because if they do it wont be long!!

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Post: # 226716Post Millymollymandy
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:06 am

Yes and they should resemble a little brocolli head forming.
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Post: # 226787Post niknik
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:35 pm

How big do they get?

never grown it befoire or even seen it growing or anything, so no idea what size they get to...

Mind you there might not be any left . I keep snacking on them whilst in the garden :oops: :oops:

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Re: Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Post: # 226835Post Millymollymandy
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:37 am

Can be a good metre in all directions but it depends - this year mine are more compact (about 2 foot in all directions) and one is even smaller. As long as they have sprouts that's all that matters. :iconbiggrin: Had my first feast last night. Sorry I didn't take a photo of them on the plant!!

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