This week the kids will finish transplanting brassicas including broccoli, cauliflower, collards, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and cabbage. The seedlings will be ready for sale around the third week of April which is when we put in ours here in midcoast Maine. We turn over the soil with a fork, rake in compost and plant. Immediately after planting we put in hoops of 3/4″ PVC pipe and cover the plants with row cover to keep out flea beetles and keep the plants warm.
The first planting usually coincides with the garlic sprouting through the mulch but this year the garlic was up two weeks ago! This was a record in my book.