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Planted purple sprouting broccili last year (I'm a novice). Attached picture shows it now. Presumably its about to flower. It never went purple. So two questions. Presumably I can dig it all out and pop on the compost heap. Any suggestions how to avoid this next year?
Did you not notice it looking like this a while back?
or like this http://www.thompson-morgan.com/medias/sys_tandm/8796348678174.jpg
If it's flowering now you're too late - the sprouts you pick and eat are the immature flowering shoots.
Nope - nothing like that. I know the pigeons had a go and I had to net it - so maybe that was the problem
Hold on a minute !!! I've just had a closer look at your picture - it looks more like Curly Kale to me
Did you plant any Curly Kale?
Hmm. do have to agree re kale, did you buy it as plants or grow it from seed I wonder? Either way, if it is flowering it is done for food for us, but rabbits (pet ones) and other such like pets like it as food if you have any friends who keep them - guinea pigs are very fond of it.
On a positive note - you've certainly grown it very well - which bodes well for next year - and you'll know what you're doing the second time around
I grew them from plugs from the garden centre. Not impossible though that I mixed something up. Here is a better res picture to see if this helps with identification.
I've dug them all out now and added to the compost
Thanks for you help and comments
Wait - that is the exact same res - argh
ok - try this