Purple sprouting broccoli planting was underway when I got the dreaded email!

Preparing the ground

I was happily planting out that delicious and delicate vegetable.  The sun was shining and the soil prepared, plenty of horse manure and the plants sturdy in their seedpots.. My husband was preparing to put some netting over the tiny plants. Last year the poor little things were eaten up in days and that was…

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