Where have our brassicas got to?

Compared to some of the vegetables we're growing, brassicas are much more of a long game. Although these were sown back on 22 March, they're still not ready to harvest. Fingers crossed they are worth the wait, they usually are! As you can see, they're much larger than they were when we planted them out,... Continue Reading →

Planting out our trial brassicas

Hopefully you've been finding our "trial brassica" journey interesting and helpful so far. And this is where it really begins - the planting out! Before planting out, we gave each plant the usual treatment - a good soak in some diluted Maxicrop seaweed. We find that this gives the plants a good start when they're... Continue Reading →

Trialling the brassica seeds

Different seeds have different shelf lives, with the shelf life typically decreasing once the sealed packet has been opened. But we always think it's a shame to just throw the remainder of a packet of seed from one year away the following year if you didn't finish it. Therefore, early on in the season we... Continue Reading →

A quick July update

Now the weather is warm and the days are long, everything grows surprisingly quickly. Here are a few photos of how our various crops are getting on. The second sowing of radishes are starting to swell, so it won't be long before we're eating these!Β The beetroot are also getting almost big enough to eat -... Continue Reading →

Next steps with the brassicas

The cauliflower and broccoli seeds we planted last week are now ready to be pricked out. We prick brassica plants out into 3" square pots where they will stay until they are planted out in the garden in a few weeks' time. The 3" pots are filled with multipurpose compost, firming this down gently before... Continue Reading →

Sowing brassicas

We helped sow some brassicas today: cauliflowers and calabrese. Like with most things, we sow our brassicas and grow them on in pots before planting out to give them the best chance. Firstly, we filled 1/4 seed trays with Levingtons Seed and Modular compost and dampened the compost with a fine rose watering can. We... Continue Reading →

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