Yesterday, as the Hubby was trying to get that stupid 6 foot deer fence taut (it is not as easy to do as you'd think), I took a stroll around the garden. As usual, onions, onions everywhere. Funny-ish story, I ran out of onions the other day and was irritated I had to stop at the store on my way home from work. I'm an idiot. I should've just walked into the backyard...yeesh.
The kale is doing well, no sign of bugs. Yet.
Next to the kale, is a plant that also survived the winter. I haven't had a clue what it is. Then as I peered down at it, I saw it...a purple head of broccoli!
I am not sure if it's a Purple of Sicily cauliflower, but I'm pretty sure it's an Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli. I think. Whatever it is, I'm excited. Perhaps, the key to growing these is to start them in the winter, so I can put them out in our mini-greenhouse very early in the year.
I started new broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts seeds last month, and instead of leaving them inside to sprout, I left them out in the greenhouse so they'd get exposure to the cold weather. Hopefully, between this method plus my new sprayer, (knock on wood) it'll be a more successful year for my brassica family plants.