Purple Sprouting Broccoli

In an attempt to have ‘something’ growing right now I sowed some purple sprouting broccoli seeds around a month ago. I didn’t think they would grow as there’s not much light to be had in our small courtyard garden. But I’ve been proved wrong. They’re going great guns and this one has even got to the two leaf stage. I’m not a hundred percent sure when they should go in the ground but I might fashion a cloche from a water bottle just in case the weather is too much for the little mites. Dragged Ryan to the garden centre today to buy fresh potting compost and Potash for the fruit bushes. I plan to pot up some broadbeans (Longpods) at the weekend to replace the batch of no-shows from the Autumn sowing.
Umm…while searching for Broccoli-related items online I found Broccoli Town which seems to be some kind of town where they grow a lot (and I mean a lot) of Broccoli. Apparently all the Broccoli is passed through a metal detector for our ‘safety’. I don’t pretend what’s going on here.

6 Comments on “Purple Sprouting Broccoli

  1. Is yours a particuarly early type? Where from? You got me worried and I checked my timetable, but both my varieties are for sowing in April.

  2. Don’t worry – I’ve no doubt that mine are for sowing in April too!
    I got a bit eager :)

  3. Hehe, nothing wrong with being a bit eager! Warm some soil with black plastic then plant the broccoli out under fleece and it should do just fine.

  4. Oooh! Well I might give that a go then – I’m all for eager!

  5. I Have sown mine as well. currently in modules in a mini-greenhouse.
    If you have an Aldi or Lidl near by, very cheap sowing/pottong compost and I feel it is just as good as some branded names.

  6. That place is so big it’s scary. Is it me or is it faintly ironic that the author of The Grapes of Wrath came from that area?

    Must grow things soon.