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Broccoli 'Summer Purple' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)

Hardy Biennial

Especially bred for summer cropping with good heat tolerance. High yields of tasty, purple spears through summer into autumn on robust plants. Pick regularly to promote fresh flushes of spears.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 broccoli seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £0.99
Where to sow: Outdoors in a seed bed for transplanting later on.
Preparation: Prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones.
Sowing: Sow at 4 week intervals from March to June. Sow thinly, 1cm (1/2in) deep and cover lightly with soil. Keep watered during dry weather.
Growing: Transplant seedlings to their final position when they have 4-5 leaves and are large enough to handle, about 5 weeks from sowing. Allow a minimum of 60cm (2ft) between plants and 75cm (30in) between rows. Firm in well and water regularly.
Harvest before the flowers open and when shoots are around 10cm (4in) long. Regular picking will encourage more shoots. Don't remove the large leaves as these will protect the next batch of developing shoots. Place some fine mesh netting over the plants to prevent against root fly, aphid and Cabbage caterpillar damage.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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