All tment Glutton
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Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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By Angie, Apr 8 2013 09:20AM
Despite it being a cold winter, things are now starting to produce some fruits for our labours!
We cleared the last of the leeks yesterday and have some new seedlings which will go in for next year.
We plan to put parsnips, beetroots and salads in the bed that the leeks were in. The bed got a light digging over (we have surface mulched and planted the leeks through newspaper, topped with grass clippings, so the weeding was minimal). The soil was light and fluffy - the benefit of a raised bed.
I have some small lettuce plants which will be moved today into this bed, and will plant some seed for parsnips and beetroot. I will then add some more sowings a few weeks apart to stagger the harvests.
In addition to leeks, we harvested the first of the purple sprouting broccoli, a cauliflower and some chard leaves.
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