This is a photo of some of this winter’s purple sprouting broccoli plants taken on 26th November.
They’re starting to flower!
The plants weren’t sown or planted out particularly early. In fact possibly later than the instructions on the packet suggest. But because of the strange way our weather is now behaving, they’ve started producing flower spikes several months earlier than we’d normally get them appearing.
Now the weather actually does appear to be turning colder for the winter having spent most of November above 10°C, perhaps they’ll calm down a bit and wait until the new year before making any more.