Thursday, April 07, 2011

Garden 2011: Transplanting Broccoli Into The Garden #1

Broccoli, cauliflower and Chinese cabbage sets ready to go into the garden. Jo usually starts our transplants from seeds, but this year she had a problem with the seed company and did not receive seeds soon enough to do that. Instead, she bought the sets at our local feed store.

We'd already prepared the bed, so all Jo had to do was lay out a center line and start digging. She'd purchased the transplants over a week ago, but a new cold front that arrived on Monday caused her to wait until Tuesday to set them out in the garden. Depending upon what kind of weather we were having, the transplants had either been soaking up a few rays under a grow light or setting out on the porch "hardening off".

And another broccoli goes into the ground. There's a hill directly to the west of our place, so sunset in the garden occurs a couple of hours before actual sunset. I thought I might have to start using the camera's flash before Jo finished planting.

Part #2 of "Transplanting Broccoli" will follow soon.



TexWisGirl said...

I've never actually seen a broccoli or cauliflower plant before! You'll have to show what they look like after they're producing too!

Unknown said...

You always have an interesting post Marvin. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carol said...

I have one broccoli plant in the ground...don't think it will make it..I think they plant them in the fall in FL. Nice post.

Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

We don't have nice broccoli or its relatives in stores yet. I need to drive south to buy some because this is the time to plant it.
Good luck with yours.

Rebecca said...

I'm trying Chinese cabbage for the first time this year because I read that it was on the list of the top-ten healthiest foods. (Hopefully my family will think its one of the tastiest foods also!)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yummm. Your garden is filling with such good eating.

KaHolly said...

What fun to finally be digging in the dirt!! Good luck with your garden this year! ~karen