It's the time of year for Brassica seedlings. At about this time every year I pot-up a load of seedlings for my
Winter Brassicas - Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Cavolo Nero, and occasionally some Cabbage.
This year I have 3 different types of Purple Sprouting Broccoli: "Red Arrow", "Red Spear" and "Early Purple". I have two types of Cavolo Nero, one of which is just called that, and the other is "Black Magic". I also have some miniature Broccoli "Matsuri". The latter is not a Winter type, so I'm hoping it will mature before any cold weather arrives. (Though cold weather just now seems a VERY distant prospect!)
I sowed the seeds for all these on 22nd June, and this past weekend I judged them to be big enough to go into individual containers. Those tall Elmlea pots are good for this purpose because they are nice and deep.
These seedlings will grow rapidly now that they don't have to compete with their siblings, so I expect to have to pot them on again in a few weeks' time before planting them in their final growing positions.
Since these Brassicas are not particularly exciting I'm going to include in my post some photos of plants that are slightly more photogenic...
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