As you can see, I begin to do some of my seeds in December. The broccoli family known as Brassica oleracea is a species of plant that includes many common foods as culivars , including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, savoy and chinese kale. It normally takes the vegetables in this group 8 weeks before they can be transplanted outdoors. Here in zone 7B/8 , we can start early. I like to have my vegetable outdoors in February. The Brassica oleracea family loves cooler weather. Anything weather over 80 degrees and the vegetables will start to bolt.
I normally like to start my seeds on paper towels. I get my best germination rates this way.
I try to save money by going to the dollar tree to get pans for $1.00. Seedlings trays can cost over 5 bucks. The bio domes ranges over 12 bucks or more just for one pan with a cover on it. I have so many seeds to plants that it is not cost effective for me at this time.
Savoy cabbage is my favorite!!!!
Broccoli and Cabbages.
Most say that radish should not be transplanted. I have had success for two planting seasons. It works. They turn out just fine....See......
I had them started in the greenhouse along with carrots and other herbs.
See how great the radishes look! It can be done. You can start radish and transfer them into the garden
If you are wondering what kind these are....Some are Russian radish, rainbow radish , purple plum radish and white radish.
The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands dirty.