Reshuffling the brassicas

Last night, I decided to harvest the rest of the garlic. I had already dug some up and been disappointed by the results. Now, I was now impatient to make some changes to the garden.

Another job already done was to thin out one batch of cabbage seedlings. As it seemed a shame to put them straight in the compost, I decided to try the strongest out elsewhere. So, to my amazement, I now have three seedlings which have started to reroot themselves in their new position.

This success spurred me on to reposition some purple sprouting broccoli. Having decided that it was time to change the compost in one of the grow bags, I emptied it out onto a patch which had previously been a path and then moved three of the sturdiest broccoli plants to their new home. And unlike last year, when I had been too lazy to stake them, I gave them some support. I hope this means they will be more sightly in the spring 🙂


This morning, the broccoli are looking a bit droopy but they do fill the garden out at the back. As I still have few flowers in that area, I might as well be feeding us!!

©Helen Butt, July 2013

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Reshuffling the brassicas

  1. There is always work to be done, isn’t there? I admit to being a rather lazy gardener – often the vegetables grow despite my best efforts to ignore them totally. 🙂

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