Contains the following baby plants
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Gourmet Brassica Collection
Loads of cabbage, broccoli, kale & cauliflower plants to grow
This collection contains a selection of cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and kale plug plants for you to grow. The plants can be planted in early spring for an autumn harvest, or in mid to late summer to grow over autumn and harvest in winter. Brassica plants grow particularly well in raised beds – we’d advise growing them all in one or two raised beds together, so that you can cover them with mesh netting to keep pests at bay. There is plenty of growing advice in the growing guide that comes free with the plug plant collection.
Number of plants: 60 plug plants
Space required: An area measuring approx 1.5m x 5m
In the kitchen: Packed full of flavour and nutrients, most brassicas are delicious when lightly steamed, roasted or stir-fried until tender. A little melted butter makes them taste all the more luxurious…
Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery from late April 2022 until July 2022. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.
Planting/Growing Advice: Please see our growing guides for each individual advice for each plant type and for spacing between plug plants.
When to harvest: Please see our growing guides for each individual advice.
*Transplants suitable for organic growing.
The right site
Brassicas prefer a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.
Can be grown in....
Brassicas are best grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.
How far apart?
About 30cm apart is a good general rule for growing brassicas. Broccoli can get surprisingly big, so it’s worth giving them a little extra space, 50cm will do the trick.
Looking after your plants....
Brassicas are fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.
Give them a collar
When you plant your brassicas, it’s a good idea to put a 10cm diameter covering around the base. Some old carpet or a bit of cardboard. This is known as a brassica collar and keeps your veg protected from cabbage root fly.
Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells. Use a liquid feed once they’ve started to grow a little, as they need a little extra nitrogen.
Keep weeds down and cover with a mesh netting to keep butterflies (Cabbage Whites love brassicas) and birds away (pigeons are the worst culprit).
Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will mostly store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.
Ways to cook
Brassicas are good simply steamed and served with a little butter or olive oil. They are also great for stir frying with a pinch of freshly chopped chilli and ginger. Cauliflower works well in curries too.