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Brett Markham

283 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich



Brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, etc.) can be planted out in Southern New Hampshire as early as six weeks before the first spring frost. As they should be started about 6 weeks before planting out, that's 12 weeks or 3 months before last frost. Last frost here is June 1, which means your brassicas should be started around March 1!

IMPORTANT: Nitrogen tends to be deficient in the soil while the weather is cool. So for early plantings of brassicas, please make sure to use a readily available fertilizer such as Neptune's Harvest (for organic gardeners) or Miracle Gro (for conventional gardeners) when you plant these out and once a week until temperatures are reliably above 50.