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Broccoli Lancer Mixed Sprouting Seeds

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Broccoli Lancer Mixed Sprouting Seeds - Irish Plants Direct 
This unusual sprouting broccoli is a hardy and reliable variety with a mix of purple and creamy coloured spears that have an excellent taste they produce several pickings over a long period of time from late winter. 
Seed Qty 
Sow March - May
Germination 7 - 14 days
Loam, clay and sandy soil that's alkaline or neutral 
Harvest November - May 
Companion Plants oter brassica, Beetroot, carrots, onions, rosemary, sage, mint, marigolds
Do not plant with strawberries
Harvest from late winter onwards cutting out the main central spear to encourage side branches pick regularly
A good source of Vitamin A, C and iron.
Use for Boiling and steaming or raw in salads. Ideal for freezing.
Brassicas require a fertile well drained soil in partial shade that has been well dug in autumn they do not grow well in acidic soil so adding lime to the soil may be necessary.
Sow indoors from March onwards when the plants have around 5 leaves harden off and transplant to their final growing position spacing around 60cm apart and 30cm between rows treading the plants in well.
Water well before transplanting and during dry spells. 
Alternatively sow outdoors March - May in a seed bed sowing in drills 1.25cm deep thin the seedlings eventually spacing the plants 60cm apart and 30cm between rows in their final planting position treading the plants in well. 
Water well when transplanting and throughout dry spells. 
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