August 18, 2023

Planting Brassica Seedlings for Fall

Now that it's mid-August, it's the perfect time to plant some fall brassicas - broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels Sprouts. The end-of-season cold weather will sweeten them up and make for a great harvest.

A few weeks ago, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, started several trays of seeds for our autumn crop. When planting brassicas, it is important to plant seedlings rather than seeds so they have time to become established before any drastic temperature fluctuations. Yesterday, the plants were big enough and strong enough to put into the ground. And then it's just six to eight weeks before we're picking fresh fall greens once again.

Here are some photos.