Last week I was at an allotment and one of the gardeners had pulled out all the calabrese because the leaves had been attacked by pigeons and he thought it was too damaged and too slow to grow. So, he pulled out the lot and dumped them. Me, being the person who hates to see things thrown out, took some plants to re-home them.
So here are my poor little calabrese plants... saved from the bin... but maybe the roots have been disturbed too much and maybe they won't come to much? I kind of like the idea of waiting to see what happens. I have to admit I know little about calabrese and I had to do a google search to find out what the difference was between broccoli and calabese. Two interesting facts: calabrese is for Autumn use and are faster growing than broccoli.
Would anyone else try to save the discarded calabrese plants?
|Above: My own, green leaved, pigeon-damage-free Calabrese plant which seems to be growing very slowly. It was planted as a plug plant in December. Will it ever produce?|
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