Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting' Companion Plants
Borage, onions, spring onions, leeks, cucumber, celery, dill, rosemary, sage, nasturtium
How to harvest Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'
Harvest the central head 8-10 weeks after planting out the seedlings when it is fully developed but still compact in late winter to late spring. Cut the heads while they're in a tight bud; Pick once a week in cool weather and twice a week in warm weather to encourage the development of side shoots.
How to propagate Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'
Sow seeds directly, 10-15 mm deep and 30 cm apart in Summer. Germination takes 7-12 days. Or start seeds indoors and transplant once they are 6-8 cm high, 30 cm apart, in drills of 2.5 cm deep.
Special features of Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'
Purple Sprouting Broccoli is a heavy feeder and the crops should be rotated more often than once every four years to prevent the risk of club root infestation.
Other uses of Broccoli 'Purple Sprouting'