Tag Archives: Broccoli

Saturday Spotlight – Green Sprouting Broccoli – Calabrese

I thought for this weeks spotlight I would highlight a plant which I am both sowing and planting out (to ensure a reasonable succession) at the moment rather than one I am harvesting.   Now I know a lot of people rave about Purple … Continue reading

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Winter Brassica Round Up

I harvested my last remaining cauliflower last week which brought to a close the bulk of my brassica harvesting for this season.  In Melbourne most brassicas are generally grown as winter crops.  There are exceptions: radishes are grown all year, watercress … Continue reading

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Top 5: Brassicas

Vegetable gardening in Melbourne’s winter tends to be all about Brassicas, well Brassicas and alliums – but once you’ve planted your garlic and onions they just sit there slowly growing all winter and spring.  The brassicas though actually produce in winter, so in … Continue reading

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Penne with Broccoli

A bit of cool weather and the winter crops are starting to perform.  Well those at my mum & dad’s are anyway.  My brassicas are either very newly planted or in fairly sunless spots and stunted as a result.   When I … Continue reading

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Top 5: Things to plant in Autumn

The title of this post should probably read – Things to plant in Melbourne in Autumn, as all are well suited to a Melbourne winter.   Having said that though, all these crops are frost tolerant and will grow in a broad … Continue reading

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