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Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:26

Oooh good idea Artjak - will probably give the soil a rest from brocolli next year and will certainly think about dividing the plot in two and rotate the crops.  I like the sound of chard - or anything with a large yield.  There is little point in using such a small space for something that takes a while to grow then gets dug up once.  I want stuff that comes back and back over time to maximise the space.  Thanks for your response! 

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:09

I have a raised bed and last year stuffed it full of broccoli (grown from seed).  It worked a treat and I was eating the spears all through late summer.  Also, the leaves, which are massive, are delicious used the way you would use cabbage, spinach etc.  Deffo doing them again this year.

I believe you shouldn't plant them in the same space year on year though I've no choice as I don't have any other room for them.  Will give them another go and think of something else to do next year. 

Any suggestions would be welcome

Will broccoli sprout again next year?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:44

Many thanks.  The leaves are actually delicious so will go with that.

MOB

Will broccoli sprout again next year?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:45

Hi there

I grew brocolli from seed this year and it was great - have been harvesting it all summer.  It's just about finished now but the plants look excellent.  I'm thinking about pruning off all the last little spears they are going to grow and leaving the plants and, maybe, the plants will survive winter and produce more next year?  I know strictly speaking they are annuals but you never know...... anyone else done this?

Many thanks all, sorry if this has been asked before, but I haven't been on here in a while.

regards

MOB

What do I do with my broccoli which never flowered?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 15:50

Haha! that is an uplifting story!  I shall take a leaf out of your book (i.e. be too busy to bother with it) and have champion broccoli next year!

Nice one. 

What do I do with my broccoli which never flowered?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 15:29

Ha!  OK, so not sure about the variety but I live in central London and expecting the usual brutal cold snap.  I will net the plants for the pigeons and wait it out.  Anything I get off them I will be most happy with.

Thanks again!

What do I do with my broccoli which never flowered?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 15:01

In the New Year!!  that's brilliant - thanks so much for replying you have cheered me up no end.

Kind regards

MOB

What do I do with my broccoli which never flowered?

Posted: 10/12/2012 at 14:25

Hi all,

I grew broccoli from seed this year (don't know which type) and it came up lovely, but because it was grown from seed I was advised not to expect it to flower (which it didn't).  So far so good, except now I have some massive plants just sitting there.  What do I do with them?  Do I cut them back to the ground and wait for them to go again next year?  Do I leave them alone?  Have I done something wrong or is this normal and I should leave well alone?

Thanks very much for any responses,

 

MOB

How cold is too cold for seedlings?

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:41

Good for you on carting them in and out every day - I have done that in the past and just wondered if I might save some time by putting them out and letting them get on with it.  I've a feeling your method is the failsafe one.  Thanks for your response.

How cold is too cold for seedlings?

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 13:39

Hi there - yes it's a dilemma isn't it?  My thought is that the shock might do them in at such a tender stage and I don't want to risk it.  Maybe best to leave it till the temperature is at least normal for the time of the year.  Ha! Might be a long wait...

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