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 →

Weeding out the brassicas

We planted out our cauliflowers and broccoli plants a few weeks back now, but the plants require a little maintenance throughout their growing period. A couple of weeks ago, some weeds had started growing around the base of the plants, so we carefully removed these with an onion hoe. However, this isn't the best method... 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!┬áThe 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 →

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