Yep, it’s broccoli

Over the last year (nearly), I have watched the progress of the two types of broccoli growing in the garden. One is annual purple sprouting broccoli, the other perennial Nine-Star Broccoli.

Bar the fact that the perennial had had to endure a trip courtesy of Royal Mail, I was confident that once in the ground it would be fine. My only attempt at cauliflower which worked was with plugs, so a nine-star plug should surely be the same.

In the past, I’ve had amazing crops from seed-grown purple sprouting broccoli but last year, they went out too late. There just wasn’t enough time for them to establish before autumn set in and this spring has been anything but ideal.

So, no purple florets this year but I’m impressed with the Nine-Star version. I’d been expecting three broccoli heads but now I can see why the plant gets its name.

Despite looking like cauliflower, it does in fact taste as the name suggests. No, not stars, though it is a star performer.

For anyone who is interested in knowing more about this brassica, click here.

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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6 Responses to Yep, it’s broccoli

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Well done! Hope you enjoy eating them.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Looks great! You’ll enjoy eating it I’m sure! Xox

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    I love purple sprouting broccoli, so hard to buy in shops.

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