Cools season crop, direct sow planting, transplanting
In the Greenhouse
Start seeds 6 weeks before last spring frost. Planting in trays: 1/4 inch deep, 1-1/2 to 2 inches apart
(Transplants) Jersey Wakefield
(Seeded) Mammoth Red Rock
Distance between plants 12 to 15 inches. Distance between rows 2 to 3 feet. Plant seedlings a little deep (up to the plant’s first 2 true leaves). This method prevents the plant from being top heavy and bending over, which grows into having a tough neck.
Use a knife to cut the stem when the heads are very firm but before cracked.