"" Family Veggie Garden: GROWING CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

GROWING CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI


Cabbage, Cauliflower and Broccoli are all part of the Brassicas Group. Other members of this group include Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Chinese Cabbage and Turnips. There are lots of different types of these vegetables.  These plants prefer cool weather in Southern Africa. They are easy to grow, they can be grown as trans plants preferable.

SOIL PREPERATION

The Brassicas Group will grow in all types of soils. They are heavy feeders, so spread plenty of manure in the bed, as well as, a good amount of compost.

Fresh Cauliflower
Fresh Cauliflower

SOWING

Seed should be sown thinly, cover them up and firm the top. When the seedlings come through, prick out and replant into pots. Later transplant them into your well prepared bed. Water regularly.

HARVESTING

Cabbage can be cut as soon as they have good hearts. Always cut the Cauliflower early in the morning whilst the curds are moist. Broccoli flowering shoots grow out from the axils. When the shoots are about 30cm long, cut them to 50mm of their base, this results in more shoots produced later. Learn more about this veggie group.

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