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for the last 2 years i've tried to grow Calabrese and Purple Sprouting broccoli. the Purple Sprouting does grow, but it's not purple, but the problem i have is that the Calabrese won't form heads at all. It's all just leaves. I planted them out in April, and the only thing i can think of is that maybe the soil type is affecting the plant? it's very clay like soil. Anyone have any ideas as to what i can do?



We've never had any real success with calabrese or purple sprouting broccoli, this year we thought we might have cracked it but the bugs got the...

19 Oct, 2009


I grew purple sprouting for years and my soil had a lot of clay 'I think people go to too much truble over it I used to put the seed in put the net up and forget them ,yet betwen me and my nabours there were loads picked every day for most of the winter,

19 Oct, 2009

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