The name broccoli is frequently wrongly used to cover the hardier types of cauliflower. It should be kept for the various forms of sprouting broccoli which are ready in late winter and early spring. The early purple sprouting is sown in March and may be cut a year later, the late purple sprouting should be sown in late may forthe following April. Both types are very tough and do well in northern gardens, even in some shade. They should be set out at 21/2 ft.apart, choosing a showery day and as necessary until well established. A well-manured, firm soil which does not dry out too easily gives best results. The white sprouting kind has small white curds like those of a cauliflower but some stocks are neither so free nor so hardy as the purple kinds.