It always seems so silly to start seeds for cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other winter crops in January - there is still so much hot weather to come. But when I think about when I used to plant out seedlings of winter crops in Sydney, I always started in February. While we have a hotter summer here (and a cooler winter) than Sydney, I think the timing is pretty right.
Here is what I have started to raise.
- Red Pak Choi, Mini Wombok
- Mini Cabbage, Savoy
- Green Sprouting, Waltham, Romanesco
- Purple, Mini
- Chou Moillier - this is a really weird plant that grows incredibly tall. I will grow it for green winter Chook food. I'm hoping it will handle our winter and become a permanent fixture in the garden providing shade in summer too.
- Continental parsley
- Freckles Bunte, Salad Bowl, Baby Cos
I started one punnet of each yesterday. I will put more seeds in over January and February and maybe March so that I can crop all thru the cooler months.
Are you thinking about winter yet Southerners? Are the Northern folk thinking about summer crops yet?