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01/05/2013 at 19:02


I have two puple sprouting broccoli plants that are about a foot and a half tall each. They are the only two survivors in a raised bed. I would like to dig them up and move them to a different part of the allotment to free up the space.

Does anyone know if this is safe to do so without damaging the plants?



01/05/2013 at 19:35

Assuming that these are plants that grew last year and are cropping now or are about to crop then I would not be moving them now. The shock to the plant would not do it a lot of good at this late stage. I still have a couple of plants alongwith some curly kale in my front garden and am just working around them for now.

As much as I adore purple sprouting brocolli, its big drawback is the fact that it takes up space for more than 12 months. For that reason I often grow a few in the flower borders.


01/05/2013 at 19:48

Yes you are right it is cropping now so I'll leave them as they are - thanks for the advice

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