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.
We plant here around August 1 (as early as July 20 or as late as August 15) to harvest in late September through hard frost (20 deg. F). (Approximately 900 seeds/pkt.) Remember to not plant these in the spring without expecting some rapid bolting to seed and a low yield. The late summer planting is the best time for best results.
Chinese Pac Choi- 50 days- A nice, bok choy type with white juicy ribs. Can be planted early, but does best when planted in early August. Pkt. $1.50
Matsushima - 80 days- a very nice large blocky type. Does very well from a mid July planting. Pkt. $2.75
Michihli- 60 days- Tall, loose type heads sometimes up to 2 feet tall. Superb taste. Remember the heads on this one are not super compact like the types you find in the stores, but it is a reliable cropper of looser heads and makes excellent fall salads. Pkt. $1.25
Tatsoi- 50 days- Gorgeous plants (aka spoon cabbage). Dark green, spoon shaped leaves. Superb flavor for soups and very nutritious. Best when direct seeded in garden around August 1. Pkt. $1.50
Wong Bok- 80 days- Needs a little more time to mature so start this earlier than Michihli or set out as transplants. Shorter, more oval heads than Michihli. In proper conditions and soils heads can reach 10 pounds. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020 rabbits got the crop