Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by brianj555 Today at 9:49 am

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Today at 9:20 am

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:24 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:22 am

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Today at 3:19 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Today at 3:04 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:58 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 9:41 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 12/10/2017, 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

View previous topic View next topic Go down

direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  ttx599 on 4/9/2013, 9:08 am

Any one have any recommendations on direct sowing broccoli and cauliflower seeds? I have usually planted from seedlings but a) I didn't start them in time this year and b) can't seem to locate any locally. I do have some seeds - can I direct sow them in my prepared sfg?
Thanks
avatar
ttx599

Posts : 19
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Chester County, PA - 6B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  quiltbea on 4/9/2013, 12:11 pm

The problem would be getting thru a hot summer without losing them. I don't think now is a good idea for starting seeds. The plants take so long to establish and you'll be into summer heat.
Try starting them for a fall crop instead. Makes better sense with bugs being less of a problem in fall so plants are hardier and harvest before freezes.
You can sow seeds in the garden in June (check your local extension agcy for the correct time) when they need the heat for germination and get a fall crop.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4695
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  Andrea13 on 4/9/2013, 12:49 pm

I agree with quiltbea... I'm also in zone 6 (6b I think), and I found plants at HD about 2 weeks ago. I transplanted, but I'm not even that confident that they will do well, even with a few weeks of a head start.

You could always try just to see what happens....worst case scenario you are just out a few seeds. If I was in your situation, I would wait a few months and prepare for a fall crop.

Best of luck - let us know what you decide to do!
avatar
Andrea13

Female Posts : 38
Join date : 2012-03-09
Age : 39
Location : Sykesville, MD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  plantoid on 4/9/2013, 6:59 pm

@ttx599 wrote:Any one have any recommendations on direct sowing broccoli and cauliflower seeds? I have usually planted from seedlings but a) I didn't start them in time this year and b) can't seem to locate any locally. I do have some seeds - can I direct sow them in my prepared sfg?
Thanks

TXX if you have the book by Mel ( details in my straplines ) he gives lists of germination times and cropping times from being sown . Check out what you want to grow and when you would like to harvest it and work back from that date using the info on Mels charts . It sounds much more difficult than it actually is.
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3763
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  ttx599 on 4/10/2013, 7:32 am

Thanks Plantoid. I do have the book (my ultimate reference) but I was hoping to get some personal experience. I don't think I worded it very well. I am going to give it a go and I'll let you all know what happens.
Thanks.
avatar
ttx599

Posts : 19
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Chester County, PA - 6B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  GWN on 4/10/2013, 12:12 pm

what about putting them in a place that does not get full sunlight.... a bit cooler?
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: direct sow Broccoli and Cauliflower

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum