10 June 2010

Life cycle of purple sprouting brocolli

Just a few pics of my purple sprouting brocolli. 

I planted a few varieties into a seed bed last year, labelled them all, then moved them into their final beds only to lose all the labels. 

They've taken a long time to grow... they survived the relentless onslaught of caterpillars (they weren't netted) and for a while there in February I thought we might have lost them to the hard winter. 
However, I resisted pulling them up and so they bloomed for us for weeks.  Now they're prettily flowering so are ready to be pulled up and composted making way for the carrots, swiss chard and celery.

So thank you for the magnificent harvest purple sprouting brocolli of un-named variety.

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