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.

Advertisement

Related video inspiration

Advertisement

Discover more ideas and inspiration

Related content

How to lift new potatoes

Growing parsley

How to plant sweetcorn outdoors

Related offers

Offer

Save £17 on blackcurrants

Enjoy the delicious taste of fresh, home-grown blackcurrants for less. You can buy one blackcurrant 'Ben Connan' for £9.99, or save £17.98 when you buy three for just £11.99.

Order now

Offer

20 free* strawberry plants

Claim your collection of 20 strawberry bare-root plants (worth over £21) for free - *just pay £5.95 for postage. Please add the strawberry collection to your basket and enter our offer code to claim your discount.

Use code: GWD17STRAW

Order now

Offer

Buy one get one free

Be one of the first to grow this new compact thornless blackberry variety, 'Purple Opal'. With this offer, you'll get two plants for just £9.99 (half price).

Order now