Nature's Babe wrote:Stephen, I used to struggle with brassicas, but now they are doing really well in my no dig beds.
When I started gardening, it was my grandad whom I asked for advice!
When planting cabbages etc he used to always say, what size of shoes do you wear, well put your size 9's on there.
Brassicas really do like firm planting!
Though saying that,when planted in the farmers field beside my plot. they do not do any heavy tramping and when he plants his they do very well, even when there is not a lot of rain about!