Purple sprouting

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garddwr bach

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Purple sprouting
« on: June 20, 2008, 14:40 »
Just back from my hols - brilliant time, but some devil has been snipping the leaves of my young p.s.broccoli and leaving them on the ground!!! I blame the tiny mice who live near my plot, I could be wrong.

Will the plants still grow or should I pull them up and plant the second sowing I've got in pots ready to go in – they were supposed to take the place of the potatoes when I dig them up (next week, MAYBE). Would a collar of plastic from old bottles help to protect them??
Try to be organic but will use black fly killer and a few slug pellets if desperate.


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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 15:54 »
If only you lived next door. I have a patch of 12 PSBs going mad - huge like trees and sprouting and I want to dig them up and put something else there. I'm looking for someone to give them to!
Good luck with your problem. J



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Purple sprouting
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 16:16 »
If the growing tip, (the bit in the middle), is still intact, they will recover, unless what has done it comes back for a second go!

It's pigeons that get mine, so netting is all I need to keep them off. Never had to try collars as a mice defence, if that is what is doing it.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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