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Brassica Extra Early Collection x 48 - Plants Growing Chart
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
Brassica Extra Early Collection x 48 - Plants
We've stolen a march on ‘Mother Nature' by sowing seed of 3 specially selected varieties and then gently growing the plants on over the winter under controlled cool greenhouse conditions. These sturdy young plants are ready to despatch and plant out in mid/late March, some 8-10 weeks earlier than the main brassica planting period. To encourage the earliest possible crops we recommend that you protect your young plants with fleece or cloches.
You'll SAVE £5 compared to if you were to buy the collections individually!
Our Extra Early Brassica Collection includes 16 plants each of:
16 x Cauliflower Mayflower plants - Mayflower cuts from mid May to early June. The vigorous plants produce delicious, tender, medium to large heads which are pure-white with no pinking. A great choice for the home gardener.
16 x Broccoli (Calabrese) Marathon -Good for freezing. A superb variety that will reliably produce a good crop of delicious, dense blue-green, finely beaded succulent heads from May to June no matter what the weather!
16 x Cabbage Duncan - Cabbage Duncan A ‘pointed' variety that is extremely versatile - harvest very early as leafy greens allow to heart up for cutting from May to June.
By sowing seed in the autumn and then gently growing the plants on over the winter under controlled, cool greenhouse conditions to produce sturdy young plants that are ready to despatch and plant out in mid/late March, some 8-10 weeks earlier than the main brassica planting period.
The Extra Early Brassicas have been sown in October and overwintered undercover with frost protection. The plants are tough, sturdy and stocky ready hardened off for immediate planting on arrival.
The plants will not look as fresh as spring sown plants BUT don’t be alarmed! The plants will be taller and have some yellow leaves which will either fall off or green up as the plant gets growing. The plants are typical of those planted by commercial growers up and down the country and will THRIVE in prepared soil.
These plants will crop 6-8 weeks earlier in your garden than spring raised crops and give your first flush of produce from your garden – and what’s more many will have cropped before persistent brassica pests are around. ) Caterpillar and whitefly.
Prepare your planting bed dig over and add some pre planting fertiliser, rake level and walk over the bed firming the soil.- Brassicas like firm soil. Lightly rake the surface level again.
Using a dibber or trowel make a hole deep enough to cover the root ball and the neck of the plant. Water the hole and put the plant in backfilling and firming the soil lightly around the plant.See Full Description +
- Quantity 48x Brassica Plants, 16x of Each Variety
- Row Spacing 30-45cm
Delivery: Mid March to Early April