Friday, 12 July 2013

Winter Brassicas

After the dull weather of Wednesday, Thursday was another brilliant summer’s day with almost unbroken sunshine once again. The temperature was pleasant reaching the low twenties.

On such a lovely summer’s day it’s a bit odd thinking about winter brassicas but our plants were certainly ready for planting out on the plot. Plenty of water was required to ensure that the plants will become accustomed to their new conditions as quickly as possible.

Last year’s weed control fabric was reused with the plants placed in the same holes in the fabric as last year. This worked really well for and we were expecting a bumper harvest until we decided to remove the protective netting over winter allowing wood pigeons to decimate the crop. I’m sure it took longer to sort out the protection than it did to plant up the bed. In the bed are cauliflowers Aalsmeer, cabbages Tundra & January King, and some broccoli Early White Sprouting. This year the netting will be staying on! 

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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