Feb. 2013 Whats Growing ?

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

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First time trying this Veggie, what an amazing plant, it has survived the winter without cover,  granted it has been mild , regardless,  I’m confident it would survive well with a bit of snow, they did make it through all of the frost. amazing, as is the flavour, all of the plant is edible . The leaves taste similar to kale but more tender and sweet! Six plants went in as starters, I was too late for seed, and all are growing strong!  Note to self ; plant more for next year!


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Still going strong! We harvested the main crowns in mid Nov and they are still producing side shoots! Could have used more of these also, there is plenty of empty space…

Red Brussel Sprouts

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Brussel Sprouts-In a shade bed

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Also a first time for me trying Brussel Sprouts, I put in 2 varieties , both very disappointing , my fault for planting too late and in  an area with too much shade!  The Red Brussels do look healthy , there may be a chance that they’ll produce something by spring…I’m not going to count on it. This summer seeds will be started early!!!


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Swiss Chard

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Parsley-Almost time for a new patch!

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Onion Chives

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Sage – Needs replanting

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Garlic Chives

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So great to see new growth coming up !

6 thoughts on “Feb. 2013 Whats Growing ?

  1. I’m going to have to try that purple sprouting broccoli next fall, too. Looks like a winner. I’m going to see if I can find some seeds…Nice to see what’s growing in your garden. 🙂

  2. As I’m typing this, it is trying to snow in Calgary. Everything is brown so some snow cover would be nice. I’m always amazed at how the West Coast plants can thrive with cool, wet temperatures. I won’t be looking forward to planting outside until the May long weekend! Wishing you could ship some of your fresh veg or herbs to Calgary.

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