I was at Haddock's picking a few Curly Kale leaves for my supper, when I noticed the amazing colour on one or two of my PSB plants.
Most veg' gardeners would agree that the arrival of Purple Sprouting Broccoli in Spring is the highlight of the past year's plantings, and a gigantic smile for the year's crops to come.
Each of my Winter 'greens' plants will throw-out sproutings in Spring, but the very best are those of the PSB. Those pre-flowering tips of bright purple, along with their tender leaves, are one of the highlights of the year. Mine had been planted way back in May of 2018, and we wait almost 10 months before harvest.
Aren't those colours amazing.
You say for YOUR supper so I presume that Lady Magnon has already left for the Gold Coast. How long is she away for?ReplyDelete
Yes, she's away for a while. Not sure how long exactly. Pampering grandsons, sailing, off to Thailand, etc.Delete
The colours of those leaves are amazing, especially the purple and the pink. Almost too good to pick.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, aren't they. And they taste equally good.Delete
Over here, 'tis the season for 'kalettes', which I assume are the sprouts from kale. They are similar in colour and my favourite vegetable when I can get them.ReplyDelete
... and your comments section is beginning to resemble a Roman forum on a bad day...Delete
I've had to delete the idiot. He was really getting on my nerves this morning.Delete
I recommend deleting them instantly without engaging in any conversation.Delete
I normally do, but today I simply wanted others to see what an evil, nasty, person he is.Delete
I'm saving the worst of his comments in my 'spam' folder; hopefully he will be prosecuted at a later date. I just wish there was a failsafe way of stopping him writing here in the first place. I've already contacted blogger about him.Delete
I think Paul is going to try growing this next year. We haven't grown winter veg for quite some time. It looks good.ReplyDelete
It's a real treat when they begin to sprout. I can't wait!Delete
PSB. For what, I wondered, were you about to berate the BBC. Ah. Purple spouting broccoli. A subject about which, until this post, I knew absolutely nothing.ReplyDelete
You can buy bunches of PSB in the shops, but they are nothing like homegrown. An essential crop for every veg' gardener.Delete
Graham, I never heard of them either. I thought he was going to talk about the Postoffice Savings Bank.Delete
Or even a Particularly Scruffy Beret (like mine).Delete
Those really do have amazing color! I'll bet the vitamins and minerals in those plants are really good for you!ReplyDelete
The colours are stunning; very striking when you come across them.Delete
Such pretty colours and looks so good on the plate ..... worthy of a Masterchef moment!!! XXXXReplyDelete
I think the colours mostly disappear when cooked; shame.Delete
Mother Nature is the greatest artist! Those colors are vibrant, vivid, magnificent!! xoReplyDelete
They really are. A lovely surprise when visiting Haddock's.Delete
Nothing in the veggie line tastes anywhere near as good as freshly picked purple sproutings. No good buying them in the shop - they need to be plot to pot in around five minutes.ReplyDelete
Quite right. The shop-bought is a very poor relation; and usually far too 'leafy'.Delete