Beginner Gardening: doccat5 picture (Cabbages don't head/ No brocolli either?)
In reply to: Cabbages don't head/ No brocolli either?
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I'm sorry to hear that you had a lousy experience with Gurneys, I had the same kind of problem with Burpees which really shocked me.
I'm not sure what you mean by this:
"I'm looking at it as built-in staggering of crop maturity--nothing'll be ready all at the same time!" ??
I was talking about staggering the location of the plants, not the planting time, though you can succession plant for bigger yields. It takes some planning to set it up and you need to make sure you are adding lots of additional feed to the area, but it works.
I do interplant with my crops, I hate leaving the soil uncovered. Usually with cole crops I use spinach, lettuce, radishes, carrots, beets, turnips etc. and heavily oversow those. Then thin them with the granddaughter's child's garden rake. All those thinnings are good eating. I have little problem with weeds, except for the accursed quack grass but I'm winning that fight, LOL If I don't have the seed or the need than yes, I mulch heavily to conserve moisture and keep the weeds at bay.