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Purple sprouting broccoli - sprouting already.


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Purple sprouting broccoli - sprouting already. Reply with quote

Hi All...

I have a raised bed with a few broccoli plants growing (both white & purple). Two of the purple are sprouting already and I'm harvesting the sprouts. Isn't this a bit early? and once they've done their job, should I dig them up or should I keep them there til next spring?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the seed of purple sprouting broccoli is usually sown in May transplanted in late June or early July. you must have sown or planted it too early.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be one of the early sprouting varieties although I've never managed to harvest this any earlier than the normal varieties Confused
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