Broccoli and Brussell Sprouts

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  1. Lois

    Lois Active Member Premium Member

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    I took a cutting from a Broccoli and a Brussel Sprout I purchased at Grocery store. Low and behold I now have a Bussel Sprout plant and a Broccoli plant with fruit on. 20180513_141721.jpg 20180513_141713.jpg
     
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    Lois Active Member Premium Member

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    I planted half of Cauliflower seedlings out in the raised beds. There is a self sown tomatoe, some beans that just keep flowering and strawberry runners in the bed too. 20180513_141807.jpg

    I have four more Cauliflower seedlings in the shade house which I will plant later.
     
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    Looking good! Gotta love those supermarket freebies.

    Mine appear more like green chicken wire at the moment.
     
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    DarrenP Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Well done, Lois. That's self sufficiency right there.
    My cauliflower and broccoli seedlings are pretty much the same as yours AndrewB. Cabbages are doing better.
     
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    Lois, please elaborate on how you took your cuttings from those plants.
    Or was it from the fruit/flower?
    I would be most interested to know how you did it.
     
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    Kasalia http://retired2006.blogspot.com.au/ Premium Member GOLD

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    Me too, never knew you could.
     
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    Any cutting I have taken from commercial products grow really well but do not fruit... Expensive/cheap experimental .. Definitely would love to seed the grown fruit being harvested!!
     
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    Sounds great, like to know how you did it too.
     
  9. Lois

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    I just cut the stem bit off, after using all the broccoli florets or cut the Brussel sprout close to the end of the sprout. Usually it has dried a bit on the bottom.
    Plant in the shadehouse in seed raising mix. Or plant into garden adding some mulch and watering in.

    I just did this with a celery which still had about an 1" and a half of stalks. I had left it a couple of days in the crisper in fridge and some leaves started growing in the centre. So into the garden with a tree guard around it and see what happens. 3 days on the leaves are still growing.
     
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