Starting Brassicas: Well, well, that explains it!

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Starting Brassicas

By Joannabanana
January 18, 2013

Direct sowing is the best method for all: Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc. Once day temperatures are consistently above 10ºC or 50ºF, you can direct sow or transplant seedlings.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jan 17, 2013 7:10 PM CST
No wonder I've had not much luck with broccoli! I've been starting it way too soon! Thanks!
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Joannabanana
Jan 17, 2013 7:40 PM CST
Do you choose early crop varieties too? It might be a cool experiment to seed both an early and late variety. Then you will have a couple of harvests.
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SongofJoy
Jan 18, 2013 5:22 AM CST
I have never grown Brussels Sprouts but love them. I might have to give them a try when the in-ground bed is finished. Lovey dubby
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CarolineScott
Jan 18, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Thanks , Joanne.
I have a pkg of broccolli blend which has seeds for several varieties of different maturity.
And I want to do brussel sprouts---going to find a short season variety.
Yes, the store bought starts do not work all that well for me.
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Joannabanana
Jan 18, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Please up date us on how your crops fair this year
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mistyfog
Jan 19, 2013 11:43 PM CST
So now with this info, I will have to try more of these with more luck this time.
Thanks for the info.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 7, 2013 4:04 PM CST
DH insists that cabbage is a cold weather crop. But I see cabbage seedlings for sale now. Will it grow in the summer??
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Joannabanana
Feb 7, 2013 4:35 PM CST
Yes, they can handle very cool temps and they do have a long grow time for mature heads. If you check out the ATP Planting Calendar, you will see that now is the perfect time to transplant cabbage seedling in your garden
http://garden.org/apps/calendar/?q=kingwood+tx

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