Friday, May 13, 2011

Growing Kohlrabi, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbage

At the end of April I planted kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage seeds in jiffy peat pellets.  Just about every seed sprouted and turned into a little seedling.

That's the good news.

But, it's cold and wet outside and I probably won't be able to transplant them to the great outdoors for another week.  Now they're starting to grow tall and fall over.  What should I do?   They might not mind the cold outside, but I do!

I've taken some of them and transplanted them into bigger containers.  I planted them deep and covered a lot of the stalk with soil.  Hopefully the roots will get stronger and the stem stockier.

Is it time to move the flats outside?  Is life under the bright, warm lights with daily watering too cushy for them?

Any thoughts are welcome.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Since it's supposed to be warmer this weekend maybe staggering sets to hardening off before final planting might help them out? Just a seedlings had to spend their life outside (started them in april) so they're so much smaller than yours (I'm jealous..jk they do look impressive though).