Plant brassicas from seedlings and have a vegetable garden that produces something for the table in late summer and early fall. Some of the brassicas can be harvested all year, but this will depend on the crop. Some brassicas crops include Brussels sprouts, calabrese, broccoli and cabbage. You should plant brassicas from April to July for a successful growing season. However, you must get the seedlings ready for outdoor planting.
Place seedlings outside in a place where they are protected from the elements a week before planting so they can get used to the weather.
Water the soil at least one hour before you are going to plant the seedlings. This helps the roots establish more quickly.
Set up a garden line so that your row is straight. Use the trowel to dig out a clump of dirt large enough to plant the seedlings. Make the holes about 11 inches apart.
Gently remove the seedling from the pot and place the rootball in the hole holding it so that it is at ground level. Fill in around the roots with the dirt that you removed to make the hole.
Water the soil so it is wet but not flooded. Remove the garden line and mark your rows with what you just planted.