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Michelle’s blog: A fresh bed

This year my annual purple sprouting broccoli has cropped very well, fully stripped of their florets I dug up the plants up to make way for my summer cauliflowers and Brussels sprouts.

I weeded and dug in plenty of compost and gave the raised bed a good feed of chicken manure pellets to replenish the soil. I rotate by brassicas to follow peas and beans, so next years purple sprouting broccoli will go in after they have cropped later in the year.

Pigeons appear to be taking a liking to all my leafy veg, so to protect the young plants I have placed cloches over them as a protective barrier. I am sure by next weekend something else will try and eat my precious seedlings.

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