9th March 2024


The problem with planting out brassica and salad seedlings in summer and early autumn for winter crops is that the seedlings usually wilt due to the heat. A long time ago I found the solution – dig small holes with a garden trowel where the seedlings are to be planted. Water the holes well and then fill them with well-rotted worm compost and plant the seedlings directly into the compost, watering well. The result is no wilting, due to the water holding capacity of the compost, plus very good growth due to the rich worm compost full of nutrients, which brassicas and salad crops love. Problem solved!