Brassicas flourish in a slightly shaded spot, which has free draining, fertile soil, minus any stones.
How To Grow Your Own Brassicas and Cabbages?
- Dig your soil late autumn. Ensure you add compost or properly rotted manure should the soil be poor.
- Sow your brassica seeds as per the packet instructions. The seedlings are going to germinate in 8-10 days, being ready for transplanting within 8 weeks.
- Get your planting area ready by raking the surface, adding an ordinary fertilizer. Walk on the soil to ensure that air pockets are removed, rendering the surface firm. Re-rake the area.
- Make sure you water the row of seedlings the day before you transplant the seedlings. Ensure you retain a lot of soil around the roots in order that they do not dry out.
- Utilise a dibber or trowel to form planting holes where required. Should the soil be dry, fill up the holes with water and transplant when drained.
- Place seedlings in the holes. Water straight away and ensure the plants are watered well whilst they settle down.
What You Need to Grow Brassicas and Cabbages
- Garden fork
- Brassica seeds, like Brussels sprouts and cabbage