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ELLEN MARY is a presenter, journalist and garden designer. You can contact her on social media or at www.ellenmarygardening.co.uk

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SPEAR Our kitchen gardener Ellen Mary tells us all about purple sprouting broccoli this month and offers a quick and easy dish

PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI is an easy vegetable to grow, looks fantastic in the vegetable garden and is full of great nutrition. In recent years it’s seen more on the supermarket shelves and accompanies almost any dish. This tasty vegetable is a good source of vitamins A and C, along with calcium, folic acid, iron, fibre and many other nutrients. ‘PURPLE SPROUTING EARLY’ BROCCOLI Purple sprouting broccoli made its way to the UK after it was introduced to France by Catherine de Medici in 1533. When it reached the UK, it was called ‘Italian Asparagus’ by the curator of what is now known as the Chelsea Physic Garden. Over the years, a greater variety of colours were available and by the 19th century it was on the table all across the world. The ‘Purple Sprouting Early’ variety is easy to grow and hardy to extreme temperatures.

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Feast Norfolk Magazine - Issue 34 March 2019  

Feast Norfolk Magazine - Issue 34 March 2019 Feast Norfolk is a fresh monthly magazine dedicated to the thriving food and drink scene in No...

Feast Norfolk Magazine - Issue 34 March 2019  

Feast Norfolk Magazine - Issue 34 March 2019 Feast Norfolk is a fresh monthly magazine dedicated to the thriving food and drink scene in No...

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