Spouting Broccoli

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Spouting Broccoli

Postby Colin2016 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:59 am

I seem to be having difficulty in growing spouting broccoli, can grow normal broccoli (calabrese) ok.

I suspect they need to be over wintered, any suggestions on type and how to get a long seasons worth would be appreciated.
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Re: Spouting Broccoli

Postby hilary » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:41 am

Hi Geoff,
I am not quite sure what exactly is the problem. They need to be sown early to mid summer, I.e now! plant out when you have about five leaves and firm in well. Stake as they grow and cover with netting to protect. Watch out for caterpillars! Mine have just gone out.
They will overwinter and crop in spring.
Hope this helps
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Re: Spouting Broccoli

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:04 pm

Thanks Hilary.

I planted both types thinking they would both grow this year as one was called "summer sprouting".
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Re: Spouting Broccoli

Postby Westi » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 pm

I grew summer sprouting a couple of years ago. It didn't do anything until much later in the year and then had weeny little heads, which were fine in stir fries, but not like the winter PSB for flavour.
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Re: Spouting Broccoli

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 pm

I had a plant growing in a spot where I had planted sprouting brocolli looked after it then deided it was a weed.
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