I got the Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts sowed today (March 24th), and just wanted to do a quick post on which varieties I am attempting to grow this year. I’ll let you know how they are doing throughout the year.
- Brussels Sprouts
- “Cabbage-like flavour abounds from numerous tender, small heads 1-2 inches across which mature in succession on strong stalks. Easy to pick. Low in calories”
- ‘Di Ciccio’
- “A traditional Italian variety that produces a 7.6-10.2cm blue-green head with non-uniform, medium sized shoots to follow. Delicious in both spring and fall”
- ‘Green Sprouting’
- “Tasty and nutritious. Early and compact. Delicious steamed, cooked in stir-try and raw! Easy to grow and very prolific yields”
- “A dwarf open pollinated Broccoli. The plant grows approximately 12 inches tall and produces big deep blue green heads. Cut the main head and you will likely harvest a good sized secondary head a little later.”
- ‘Di Ciccio’
I hope my seed sowing attempts work out, and that I can get these Brassicas a home built before its time to put them out. I still have some cabbages and cauliflower to sow as soon as I get the hot peppers potted up and free up a seed tray.
I am really keeping my fingers crossed that we get a plot at the community garden and I can worry less about space. At this point, I am trying to grow a tiny bit of everything, rather than enough to keep us in vegetables all summer and fall. My garden dream is so much bigger than my tiny backyard.