Round the garden in 80 days #22

I remembered too late that I hadn’t written an entry for the Round the garden series yesterday. I think it was being ecstatic at finding a way to get the heating to work in the evening. (Every year, the heating seems to object to being turned on come the end of October, this year being no exception.)

So, a little later than intended but the news is the same: I moved one of the purple sprouting broccoli plants from the current raised bed to the spot at the back of the garden which I had cleared on Saturday. It would have been a shame to lose (both) these plants, considering they are determined to survive.

Having heard from one or two of you dear readers that you successfully transplanting fully grown brassicas, I am hopeful that the PSB will like its new home and produce a second crop of florets. There is another space where I could move the other plant to but this will take a little more planning.

Seeing the PBS resurrect themselves after losing their first set of leaves to cabbage white caterpillars, I am amazed at their recovery. Alongside this, I now have the confidence that plants can be most resilient in the right conditions. My garden seems to provide the right conditions for broccoli, even if for not much else!

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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4 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #22

  1. Carol anne says:

    Thats awesome! Happy you were able to move the plant! I hope it flourishes!

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I have never tried moving full grown brassicas. I hope it survives. Finding what thrives in a garden and what needs a lot of cosseting, then growing the latter only if they are truly worth it does save a lot of work.

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