Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

nugrdnnut(6a n-c WA)May 18, 2014

The picture shows broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower all winter sown. They are growing phenomenally. I sowed in gallon jugs in january and transplanted the first week of April. To the left side are radishes & peas, and to the right are root crops and lettuce.

I am sold on winter sowing!

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terrene(5b MA)

Beautiful plants! They look yummy.

Do you ever have problems with the Cabbage worm? They're larvae of the cabbage white butterfly, and they lacerate my cruciferous veggies.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 2:51AM
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nugrdnnut(6a n-c WA)

This is only the second year of growing brassica. Last year was the first and I did have one broccoli (for fall harvest)plant infected with aphids which I sprayed off.

Fortunately, no cabbage worms.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2014 at 1:25PM
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They look Good! I'm coming over for dinner!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 7:40PM
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Wow can't wait to try this.... I have some sad seedlings that I have been starting this summer inside and they look pretty sad after all my time with them. I live where it is pretty cool year round. Can't wait to learn this

Here is a link that might be useful: green thumbs and sandy toes

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 8:04PM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

Beautiful healthy plants. I hope you have a good harvest. I really like your set-up - that's why you don't suffer from the cabbage worm. The netting keeps the butterflies out. I have a few brassicas - cauliflower under a netted setup but it's not large enough. I was given a couple plants of collard greens which they attacked, then I covered them with pop bottles but that's not enough room for them to grow. I will have to come up with something better for next year. Bon appetit!!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 6:07AM
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