PSB - experiment!
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I have another PSB experiment for this year!! You may recall that I've been given 2 trays of seedlings - labelled Purple Sprouting broccoli and Green Sprouting Calabrese. There are lots of both. 

   

I read, in one of Vinny's posts, that 4 plants are enough for him, which means I must have at least 40 plants that are too many. At the moment, I'm thinking of planting them, randomly, around the garden, in the hope that some will not be spotted by the "One eyed, one horned, flying purple broccoli eaters" (for those of you old enough to remember the song).
What are the chances of growing a PSB Forest or will it be some useless stumps? What do you think?
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(19-06-2022, 10:07 PM)Veggie Wrote: I have another PSB experiment for this year!! You may recall that I've been given 2 trays of seedlings - labelled Purple Sprouting broccoli and Green Sprouting Calabrese. There are lots of both. 



I read, in one of Vinny's posts, that 4 plants are enough for him, which means I must have at least 40 plants that are too many. At the moment, I'm thinking of planting them, randomly, around the garden, in the hope that some will not be spotted by the "One eyed, one horned, flying purple broccoli eaters" (for those of you old enough to remember the song).
What are the chances of growing a PSB Forest or will it be some useless stumps? What do you think?
Been there done that! Tongue I had a potager type allotment once where I developed 'pocket' planting into the regimental  beds.Each bed had the same stuff in it, a PSB,a soft fruit bush, onions,leeks,carrots,beetroot,flowers etc etc etc.
I think they have a fancy name for it now "summat culture". Big Grin My long narrow beds now are planted up with blocks of various veg & flowers which are I suppose elongated pockets? Rolleyes

By growing more PSB plants than you need I would imagine you and the chooks would soon get sick of them! Rolleyes
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Plant them all. Harvest everything. When you’re sick of them. You could put bags out for passers by like you do your books or put it on your free cycle group. And not forgetting you have a dehydrator now

https://www.excaliburdehydrator-recipes....-broccoli/
https://www.excaliburdehydrator-recipes....oli-bites/
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Around here the pigeons would be the only .ones getting fat on unprotected PSB
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Vinny - I think its Polyculture - or, as I call it Mixed up planting. I have "beds" like you describe now - a fruit tree, with soft fruit beneath and onions/leeks/elephant garlic, kale, herbs and flowers muddled up around them. Time to add some PSB to the mix, methinks.
As SC said, there's always Arthur Excalibur and the neighbours to deal with an surplus.
BTW, SC, I just searched that recipe site and there were NO recipes for courgettes........................than I realised it was American and they call them Zucchini - lots of recipes for those. Big Grin
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I actually think I have more PSB seedlings than you Veggie. Tongue I sowed a short row of PSB and Calabrese along with cauli's. Quite a few had germinated but didn't seem to be growing much? It wasn't until I looked closer I realised the  flying rats (pigeons) had been 'grazing' them Angry . Now covered with netting they have recuperated and I will be left with the same problem as you, ie where the heck to plant them? Rolleyes
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