BRASSICA PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS (Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Mustard, Kohlrabi)
Planting Method A-: Start indoors 4 weeks prior to setting out - several weeks prior to your last Spring frost. Place transplants about 1 foot apart.
Planting Method B-: Direct seed in garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Thin or transplant when plants are 4 to 5 inches tall. Space about 1 foot apart.
(Approximately 500 seeds/pkt.)
Falstaff- 135 days- Tall plants with deep red sprouts. Does much better than Rubine Red (which we used to grow). This variety is ornamental, yet functional. Needs a very long season to get decent sized sprouts. Pkt. $2.25
Long Island Improved- 130 days- A superb tasting, highly nutritious vegetable when properly harvested. Wait to pick until after a hard freeze (at least 20 to 25 deg. F). When I lived in the mild climate of the Lewis-Clark Valley of northern Idaho this one could be picked all winter and they were so sweet and tender in late January after some days in the teens and then the milder air and cool temperatures of winter made them a taste treat. Pkt. $1.50