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

Cultivars

(Transplants) Jersey Wakefield

Copenhagen

Red Dynasty

(Seeded) Mammoth Red Rock

Red Express

Transplanting

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.

Harvesting 

Use a knife to cut the stem when the heads are very firm but before cracked.