why purple sprouting now?

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why purple sprouting now?
« on: August 02, 2007, 19:48 »
Went down to bottom of my veg patch yesterday and noticed my purple sprouting broccoli was sprouting flower heads, I only planted it a few months ago. Anyone else's doing this or is mine just bolting??? (I have neglected it a bit really)  :?

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why purple sprouting now?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 20:04 »
its bolting /worry not eat it now its just as good eat the flowers  and stalks as the come ........sow some more seed now in the ground in a seed bed . you only need a square foot or so .chuck the seed in half inch down  spread in the area and thye wi9ll come upfine .put a bit fine wirer mesh over them to stop flutterring food noshers laying on them  and water .you can use a 2 litre soda bottle as a water reservoir , justleave it open to drip slowly and the air pressure will do the rest. plant out into final station when plants ar6 inch tall /remember to lime  :wink:
still alive /............

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why purple sprouting now?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 20:33 »
There was a post about summer sprouting broccoli about a month ago. THere are some varieties of early purple sprouting which don't need a cold spell to mature so maybe you have one of those. Last year I grew the 'Bordeaux' variety - see http://www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk/acatalog/52_broccoli.html

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why purple sprouting now?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007, 21:43 »
My bordeaux is partly ready now, am able to pick a small fistful each day.  I did think it was a spring one, obviously didn't read the info clearly!  But not complianing becauese it's still good.  I do have some spring ones too though so am hoping they will hold off as promised!!

Caught a white vege murderer inside my netting today, I'm sorry to say it did not survive the invasion!!  Must go check for its little green alien babies tomorrow!!
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why purple sprouting now?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 23:11 »
Once my plants are 6" high, do I just plant in their final spot and forget about until next year?
First timer, NOT enjoying the backache anymore!

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muntjac

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why purple sprouting now?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2007, 23:14 »
yups just dont let em dry out or get flutterby noshed



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