Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:59
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere - and also sorry if a half finished version of this ends up on the forum - it disappeared from sight halfway through writing and I can't find it anywhere!
New veggie patch this year and everything is doing so well - can hardly keep up with the produce - what a year!
On 16 May I sowed broccoli and sprout seeds - both varieties were potted on twice before planting out on 11 July. 5 weeks on, while the sprouts are making 'steady' progress, they are dwarfed by the broccoli which is now 2ft tall. I'll have to stake them soon. They're Suttons seeds and not a named variety.Twice the size of Monty's, they are ..... that's a first!
Anyone else out noticed the same? Will the plants outgrow themselves and not have enough oomph to get through winter? Is it just down to this wonderful summer ..... which has also resulted in a hell of a job trying to keep the cabbage whites out - 2 layers of netting is no deterrent at all!
All responses gratefully received.