Saturday, May 15, 2010

Planting Brassicas in the Square Foot Garden



A cool damp morning so I decided it would be a good day to plant the brassica vegetables in the square foot garden under floating row cover. I have four different varieties growing in the light garden kale, broccoli, savoy cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Due to the size of the plants at maturity you can only put one plant in each square foot cell. So I filled one of my four foot square raised beds with these wonderful green leafy vegetables which are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Four each of broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage and three of the kale. The sixteenth square was already planted with calendula flowers.

Once everything was planted I covered it with floating row cover to protect them from any late frosts, we are still two weeks from our last frost date, and to keep pests like the cabbage moth from laying their eggs on the tender young plants.
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