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Last of the season’s brassicas

Last of the brassicas

These brassica seedlings—broccoli, cauliflower, kale, early-maturing cabbage—were started a week ago, way late by any planting guide standard for our region, but I’m going by the reality of our recent crazy weather. Last year’s “late” cabbage family seedlings did just fine, so I’m gambling again! There are a couple of 200-cell trays of lettuce in there as well…



  1. See

    We share the same zone, although not quite same weather. All of our crops this year was started very late, about two weeks before the ones in this post. So far, they’re moving right along. Minus the peppers… peppers are struggling.

  2. How do you get your seedlings out of those trays safely?  Do you try to keep the soil around the seedling, or do transplant the bare sprout into new dirt?

    When I try to pull out the soil as a plug, it usually disintegrates.

  3. […] a sharp wind, and after a couple of minutes, HAIL joined the action. I went outside to check on the trays of seedlings sitting outside the Milkhouse: you could hardly feel the ice pellets on bare arms and the seedlings didn’t seem bothered by […]

  4. Domini

    I’m just wondering on where you order your seeds. Thank you!

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