How deep do I plant my brassicas
In the past we have always planted our brassicas so that the top of the compost that they are growing in is level with the soil level in the veg bed.
We raise all our brassicas in pots in the greenhouse to get a bit of a headstart. If we have poor weather at the end of April then they stay insaide until the weather improves. This can lead them to become leggy.
My question to you all is this. I read this week that brassicas should be planted so that the soil is about an inch below the level of the lowest leaves of the wee plant. The article didn’t say whether this advice applies only to perfectly formed specimens or whether it also includes my leggy fellows.
I would be afraid if planted deeper the cold soil would cause the stems to rot. Does anyone routinely bury their baby brassicas or have I got the wrong end of the stick.
- 29 Apr, 2009
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