Two ways to plant brassicas (part one)

In the first part of his brassica test, Monty Don plants kale in raised beds and lower vegetable beds to compare the results.

Overview

The tried and tested way of planting brassicas crops, which include cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips and Brussels sprouts, is to grow them in very firm soil. In this Gardeners' World clip from May 2013, Monty begins an experiment to compare the performance of cavolo nero (black Tuscan kale) plugs planted in the traditional manner, with plants grown in a lighter, airier raised bed. Watch now to discover how to plant brassicas and to pick up tips on spacing and dealing with cabbage root fly.

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