I have a small inner city place, equipped with a rather spacially restricted balcony. The latest obsession is filling this space with green delight and this blog is intended to bear witness to my feeble green thumb attempts.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Broccoli Broccoli Broccoli
Above is one of the purple sprouting broccoli plants, besieged by green caterpillars and aphids. Still he fights on and one day he, and his other four mates in different pots, will hopefully produce some form of purple edible goodness.
Another broccoli plant in my garden is the one pictured above. He fell victim to a trellising accident, and to an idea that 'I care more about snow peas than I do you, Mr Broccoli'!!! Talk about neglected. Well despite the odds this guy is producing a head. It is very, very, very small and the leaves are dying and spotting which makes it difficult but it is great to see that despite ineptness on my behalf nature lives on!