South Waikato News - - Gardening Money -

Broc­coli, cab­bages and cauliflow­ers are all easy to raise your­self from seed sown ei­ther in in­di­vid­ual cell trays (like the ones pic­tured here) or in re­cy­cled plas­tic pun­nets or trays.

These bras­si­cas take about 160 days from plot to plate... which means that if you get them in the ground now, they should be ready to eat be­fore the white cab­bage but­ter­fly is at its worst in sum­mer.

Or, you can speed up the process by trans­plant­ing pun­nets of seedlings from the gar­den cen­tre.

These will al­ready be at least a month old, which means they’ll be ready to har­vest by late Novem­ber.

Feed trans­planted bras­si­cas with liq­uid fer­tiliser and cover with net­ting if you have chooks or pukekos at your place, or they’ll attack those baby leaves. Keep watch for slugs and snails too –

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