At last – the purple sprouting broccoli is ready. I thought I would die waiting for it. I mean, it’s only taken a full year to mature, quite a reasonable time to wait for meal that took us all of 30 seconds to eat. Crikey! It’s a good job we’re not broccoli farmers, we’d be out of business in a season. I do know that calabrese takes around 3 months to mature (which cunningly is what the ‘actual’ broccoli farmers grow – see, they’re clever). But apparently it doesn’t taste as good as purple sprouting broccoli which, by the way, tastes amazing. So I’ll be growing it again this year, and I’ll be waiting another 12 months to harvest it and eat it all over again.