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Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

Posted by nugrdnnut N-C WA 6b (My Page) on
Sun, May 18, 14 at 22:38

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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RE: Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

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.

RE: Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

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.

RE: Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

They look Good! I'm coming over for dinner!

RE: Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

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

RE: Winter sown brassicas in raised bed - pic.

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!!

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