Down on the Allotment

What's happening down on the allotment? An intimate account of a passionate veggie grower.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

More Signs of Spring

One of the aims of any veggie grower is to produce food 12 months of the year!This early PSB 'Rudolph' is just starting to produce. This same variety last year was more than a month earlier than it is this year. Perhaps the extended cold snap here has set it back a few weeks.

14 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Hazel said...

I remember you saying about the 'Rudolf' last year, Matron - can I ask when you sowed the seed? As you say, anything coming up with the goods at this time of year is to be welcomed!

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Dee Sewell said...

We sowed the same variety last year and were picking small florets like the one you've pictured back in late November. We cooked a few but then left them to regenerate. They're now starting to sprout again - like yours. It's snowing here again now so goodness knows what havoc the weather's playing on the garden!

 
At 1:49 PM, Anonymous Nicole said...

Good for you that you can harvest all year round. That looks yummy.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger Vegetable Heaven said...

Just bought some seeds for this variety. I love purple sprouting!

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Hazel - can't remember exactly, probably sowed the seed about May June time?

 
At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Dirty Girl Gardening said...

I like the broccoli leaves even better than the heads... even if the flowers don't come you can eat them!

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

It is great to know the frozen conditions of the past few weeks just slowed it down not killed it off completely!

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Maureen said...

Ohh that looks so yummy! I have the same broccoli growing on my allotment, but the last time I looked (weeks ago) it looked sad and got at by this weather. I intend to pop up there for a quick look today to see how it's doing. If it looks like yours I will be over the moon.

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Arrggghhhhhs of frustration here!!! I was going to do a post about purple sprouting broccoli - is it worth it? And there you go and show how fabulous yours is doing. Ours is feeble in comparision (don't tell the hubby I said that) and only starting to show tiny signs of purple and/or sprouts.
Show off ;)

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Jo said...

It's great to be getting crops at this time of year. I'm going to have a go at growing some psb this year.

 
At 2:04 PM, Anonymous kitsapFG said...

The super early crops not only feed the body - the sight of new growth in the dark cold days of winter and very early spring really feeds the spirit too. The green and purple on your purple sprouting broccoli is like a spring tonic!

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Oh that PSB looks delicious! I am trying a spring & winter variety this year... can't wait.

 
At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Lou Murray's Green World said...

Great goal, having something from the garden 12 months out of the year. Congrats.

 
At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Damo said...

great PSB, mine is some way off yet, 2nd attempt after pigeons got the 1st, I'm hoping it's worth the wait!

 

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