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.