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.
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