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started to crop this years broccoli . the first row of 4 plants each have a head of this size , 3 rows should give us 6 or more weeks ( 1 to 2 meals a week ). Broccoli is our fav veg , toematoes would be mine if i could get them going .

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Comment by Lissa on June 12, 2012 at 4:25

Grew brocolli for the first time last year and it's the sort that sends up little heads pretty much endlessly. Good for me as I'm the only one eating them here most of the time.

Some produced great amounts of seed so giving them a go again this year (that's what was growing in the middle bed). Also trying some other varieties from seed - I know I'm running the risk of cross pollination.

Comment by christopher zane hart on June 11, 2012 at 20:19

thanks lissa , they are seedlings from  cabooture markets, so i,m not sure of the type . i hope to have a seedling shed set up by next march so i can get into heritage varites etc as this one does not produce side shoots .  

Comment by Lissa on June 11, 2012 at 17:59

Bravo on your brocolli Chris!! Huge head. What type is it do you know? Seed grown or seedling?

Comment by christopher zane hart on June 11, 2012 at 10:19

no trouble w .ith the cherry types but the large types start good but go nowhere

Comment by Scarlett on June 10, 2012 at 19:03

how odd you have trouble with tomatoes. my current soil is deadly for legumes...

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on June 10, 2012 at 11:06

And when all else fails or the weather is against you, Broccoli micro-greens (sprouts) are a good plant to have around so save those seeds and save a bundle in buying Broccoli seeds to sprout.

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