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    soph696 is offline Seedling
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    Default Purple sprouting broccoli

    Has anyone grown Purple sprouting broccoli.

    How is it to grow and when is the best time?

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    Start sowing seed now and you will be able to harvest next feb.........make sure you plant it in an area where you will not disturb, ie not next to spuds etc.....dont do what I did lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allotmentlady View Post
    Start sowing seed now and you will be able to harvest next feb.........make sure you plant it in an area where you will not disturb, ie not next to spuds etc.....dont do what I did lol!
    Yup I did something just as silly, planted them in a bed that I needed to do work on through the winter, I had to pot up 6 plants, lost 5 of them. But the one that survived gave us a fair few meals, and was lovley. Although its gone into flower now, is that it or will it give any more broccoli??

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    I grow lots of it and by choosing the right varieties you can have Purple sprouting from Oct right through till April!
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    Does purple sprouting broccoli not transplant well? I've started mine in a big pot and then was going to plant out in June/July. Sounds like I should be sowing them direct.

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    I always grow mine in modules then transplant out.never had a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonohanson View Post
    Yup I did something just as silly, planted them in a bed that I needed to do work on through the winter, I had to pot up 6 plants, lost 5 of them. But the one that survived gave us a fair few meals, and was lovley. Although its gone into flower now, is that it or will it give any more broccoli??
    Once it's flowered that's it I'm afraid. Mine's just about done - I'm taking off the lower leaves that are still green and tearing them up for the chooks. They love them!
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    i did purple sprouting last year and forgot to net so the birds had a great meal. i did salvage some and it was lovely so am doing again this year. planting seedlings in pots now. am sowing white and purple brocolli. i wondered...anyone grow cima di rapa? mine wasn't successful but i have some lovely yellow flowers now. guess they need pulling up?

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