How to transplant broccoli and cauliflower

April 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Brassicas

Thursday 4-19-2012

With highs in the upper 50’s today and a chance of rain, I thought it would be a good time to transplant my broccoli and cauliflower plants that I have been hardening off over the past week.


Tools and materials needed?

Metal rake, shovel, hand trowel, brassica plants, water


Soil type preferred?

Brassicas prefer well cultivated, well composted or manured soil with lime.


Companions that brassicas love?

Onions, garlic, leeks, geraniums, rosemary 


Companions that love brassicas?

Corn, potatoes, grain


How far apart to plant broccoli and cauliflower?

2 feet apart is good spacing


How to plant brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower)?


1. Rake mulch back and set out plants 2 feet apart.


2. Dig the hole, deep enough to put the plant in the ground all the way up to the first set of leaves.


3. Place plant into the hole to make sure it is the desired depth.


4. Make sure roots are not root bound in the pot. If so massage roots to loosen.


5. Place plant in hole and backfill with the existing soil.


6. Compact the soil around the stem to discourage the cabbage maggot.


7. Push mulch back


8. Give the plants a thorough watering to enhance establishment.


Be Sociable, Share!


Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!