still waiting for PSB...

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tangojulie

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still waiting for PSB...
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:46 »
Is anyone else still waiting for more than a couple of florets? I don't remember it ever being this late to get going.

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Ivor Backache

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 18:45 »
I am still waiting too. I have a note from last year for 28th Feb.PSB cropping very well. Depends where you are. At the moment it is very cold, so another fortnight would be about right. I have seen it in the shops but I don't where it came from. Very expensive too.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 18:56 »
Couple of florets?  I wish - no sign at all at the moment.  My mate on a nearby plot has been cropping for weeks! Grrrrrrr!

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 19:36 »
I don't have any yet either, first time growing it so assumed it was me...



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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 19:58 »
None on mine either. But it's perishing cold here too. 25 cm of snow today and now the conditions are icy.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 20:40 »
I think, or is it hope, that I grew a late variety.  I don't think that I starting cropping until late feb last year, but then I may just be deluding myself!  Plants are looking very healthy, so something might appear soon.  In the meantime I can recommend brukale, or flowering sprouts, much nicer than Brussels and cook in three minutes.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 21:04 »
first time for me too, glad this has come up as i've pretty much put them down to a waste of space.

what size is everyone else's psb? mine are like tree's. lol. i wasn't expecting them to get that big.

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snow white

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2015, 21:05 »
my summer broccoli are still producing.  my Psb never got going until march last year then went great guns till the end of april.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 01:35 »
Very little on mine.. my fault... late planting out :(
Never keep your wish-bone where your back-bone ought to be.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2015, 06:14 »
I grew a mixed pack which should spread the season, but not ready yet- last year's Rudolph were cropping.  The Romanesco is doing very well instead.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2015, 08:31 »
I am growing 2 varieties of purple sprouters, Rudolph and traditional PSB. One plant of Rudolph decided to sprout about a month ago, the rest now has purple showing and look as though they will be cropping when we get the next mild spell. The traditional PSP is showing no sign yet, these usually crop March/April depending on season.

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Snoop

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2015, 09:46 »
first time for me too, glad this has come up as i've pretty much put them down to a waste of space.

what size is everyone else's psb? mine are like tree's. lol. i wasn't expecting them to get that big.

Show off!  :lol: How many plants have you got?

Sounds like you could be in for a huge crop even if you only have a few. Time to start checking out recipes on here... To start you off:

There's a great Italian recipe for orecchiete with PSB and anchovies on the Beeb website that's simple but delicious:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/orecchiette-anchovies-purple-sprouting-broccoli

And Carluccio has another where essentially you steam the PSB first. Fry a little bacon and garlic in a small amount of oil, chop the PSB very finely and add to the pan, add milk to cover and then leave to slowly reduce for 20 minutes or so. At the end, add parmesan to the mixture and stir into orecchiete. Sounds a bit ghastly, I know, but it is extremely good.

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ptarmigan

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2015, 12:20 »
Mine is Early Rudolph and has been cropping since before Christmas.   Smug.  Still going strong.

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2015, 20:08 »
I plant F1 claret and it never comes till next month.

Well worth the wait tho.

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tangojulie

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Re: still waiting for PSB...
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2015, 20:54 »
Feeling a bit better now.... I'll just hang on in there!



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