It’s still mighty hot, but the weatherman says this is supposed to be the last week of it And I’ve got all these plants here that are ready to go in the ground I’ve got kale. I’ve got cauliflower I’ve got broccoli cabbage collards all kind of good stuff that needs to go in the ground. A lot of people always ask us How do we know when these plants are ready to go in the ground and I’ll show you it’s real simple When that plant pulls up out of this cell just like this one right here will. Boop just like that that is when you know, so when you can Come over here and grab this stem and pull it out like that Just ready to go on the ground. They will pull out a little easier if they’re dry So we let them dry a little bit right before we plant them. So let’s talk about where we’re planting all those plants and what we’re gonna do before we plant them. This is your first time on our channel we welcome you here. Go ahead and hit that subscribe button and that bell button So you’re notified every time we come out with a new video if you’re a frequent viewer of our channel It’s always great to have you back So this is one of the six plots in our dream garden here where we had some millet planted over the summer as a cover Crop and then on our last video we showed you we spread some of that good chicken manure Peanut hole compost we tilled it in and we’ve already got our rows laid off. Now what I did This time instead of making a whole new Drip tape manifold I saved This setup here Where I had my sweet corn planted in spring so it’s the same length it’s the right length because all these plots are the same size and the cool thing is is that My holes are already punched in the mainline so you can see right there When I removed this from planting that corn I just pulled those row starts out and I rolled this whole thing up and then so when I laid it back down on this plot here because I wanted Three-foot row spacing on all this stuff. I just laid it down made me a little mark Where the holes were in that main line, and then I just had to drive a straight line So I’ve got 11 rows this plot is 35 foot wide. I’ve got 11 rows that are Three feet apart. We’ve already made our furrow there and I’ll show you how we did that so we’ve got our double wheel hoe right here with the plow set in the Furrowing position. So it’s pushing dirt outward and we just run along the row there and make a nice little furrow to lay our drip tape. Well yesterday my camera battery went dead on me right as I was finishing up laying the drip tape, so Had to wait not get it planted yesterday, but we’re gonna get it planted this morning back out here And we’ve got our plants ready. We got our drip tape laid, we’ve got our water running and I’ll show you what we’re about to do So we’ve got 11 rows of drip tape ran on this 30 by 35 plot here We’ve got our main line down here and Then my drip tape runs perpendicular to that and you can see that those drip lines there are expanded they’re full of water and We’ve got those lines located Every three feet along this plot or this main line And then all that is being fed by our water hose right here, which hooks into our filter, which is that black piece there our pressure regulator here and then Feeds that main line which in turn Feeds those drip lines really really simple setup that Anybody with an inground garden can do you can even do it on a raised bed garden as well so we got the water running on those 11 rows there and right now we’re just waiting on these little water spots to appear Where these emitters are you can see them Some places along the rows there they haven’t showed up on every emitter yet, but you can see there’s one. There’s a water spot There’s one, there’s another one. So these emitters are located every 12 inches Along the row and so we turn our water on wait till those little water spots appear and That’s how we know where to put our transplants. So we’ll put a transplant in each one of those spots there And space them out one foot apart. Now, if you’re direct seeding you can certainly direct seed Between those emitters and it puts out plenty of water enough to cover those gaps you’ll still get really good germination As far as what we’re going to plant in this plot I’m definitely gonna start out with several rows of Tiger Collard and several rows of Lacinato Kale Both of those are home run producers for me I can plant them now and they’ll still be producing On into the spring because will just crop those leaves and they’ll keep growing and growing and growing so probably Probably three rows of collards and three rows of the Lacinato kale. Just to give us some really good production there all throughout these fall and winter months So if we do three rows of collards and three rows of kale that’s going to leave us five rows And we’re probably going to feel those with broccoli and cauliflower So we’ve got some green magic broccoli, which is a nice heat resistant broccoli or heat tolerant Broccoli and Lord knows we need that this year and then cauliflower I’ve got some snow bowl, snow bowl cauliflower that I’m going to plant as well so Three rows of one two rows of another and that should fill up this plot and then we need to get another plot ready Because we’ve still got plenty of plants to plant Our transplants grew out really nice this fall despite all the heat. So this is our Tiger collards here and you can see You know almost 100% germination in that flat their Plants look nice and healthy. They’re not too leggy Over here. We’ve got our Lacinato or what some people call dinosaur kale. These look really good as well really nice germination Really healthy looking green plants. We’ve been feeding these guys some 20-20-20 in the greenhouse And they’re looking good and then lastly my green magic broccoli here Nice flat of that as well. It’s always nice to have good transplants to start off with your fall garden healthy transplants Makes for healthy big plants besides growing really nice transplants One of my favorite things about these trays is I can just pick them up with one hand like this I can sling them around whatever they’re not flimsy They’re not going to flop around. I can throw them back on the ground just like that. They’re fine It’s not going to hurt the tray or the transplant. They’re just really really really really tough And it makes it easy to carry these things around the garden and drop out my plants Where I need them/ So the way I like to do this is I like to walk along the row with my tray and Go ahead and drop a plant by every water spot and go ahead and do that for the majority of the rows and then I’ll come back along there and get on my knees and scoot along that row and Actually put these guys in the ground that dirt is nice and soft especially With that water being there these things will poke in the ground really easily But I like to just walk along there Pull them out of the tray first and then go back and plant them just seems to be a little quicker doing it that way. Alright, alright, alright now that makes me feel good right there. I was a little down and out because I just felt like I was behind this fall But I couldn’t do nothing about it because of the heat but here it is the first of October and I finally got some cool weather crops in the ground and that makes me feel Really good. So we got all eleven rows planted in this 30 by 35 spot here So 11 rows on three foot row spacing. Now that row spacing right now may look a little far apart for you and you may be thinking well He’s got a lot of wasted space in there but once them collards and broccoli Get to sprawling out once we start shooting some juice to them they won’t be much space left between them may be enough for one pass or so with our single wheel hoe, so three foot is about As close as I want to play With these kind of crops here. There’s our tiger Collard transplants and those things Once we shoot a little fertilizer to them and they start using some of that chicken manure Those things will start growing really really fast and will just crop those leaves off Individually, and those stalks will get on up three or four foot tall Throughout the winter and into the spring And then over here We got our Lacinato kale or dinosaur kale, which is my favorite kale variety and we’ll crop those leaves just like we do those tiger collards and those stalks will get nice and tall as well And then if we keep walking Come over here, let’s see our broccoli a green magic broccoli was which is a heat tolerant broccoli and Should do well considering this warm fall we’re gonna have and then lastly the last two rows over here. We’ve got some really nice-looking Cauliflower transplant, so this is Snowbowl Cauliflower. It’s a white cauliflower Seems to do well in the heat for us really good-looking Transplants there and I love fresh cauliflower Hard to beat with just a little salt and olive oil on it Now in the past I have planted the kale and the collards on double rows that works just fine You can do it that way if you’re kind of cramped for space works really good to plant those on double rows. However, the broccoli and the cauliflower does not work very well on double rows I’ve tried it in the past and it seems like there’s just not enough space there The plants will get big but the heads never reach optimal size I guess because there’s just too much competition for space and nutrients there when you plant those broccoli and cauliflower On a double row. So we did the broccoli and the cauliflower on single rows and for the sake of consistency We just did the kale and collards on single rows as well And it’s always Nice to have extra plants leftover Inevitably out of those several hundred plants. I put in the ground a few of them are going to die there just not going to make it So we need some backups here so we can replace the ones that die. Dad will plant a lot of these in his garden and then we’ll just give away the rest or just throw them away We always plant more than we need The seeds are relatively cheap and it’s easy to grow, you know 162 of them at the time, in those trays right there and we’d rather have more than not have enough We’ll get a lot of people asking us. How do I know when I’m using drip, how do I know How long to run the water? You can see that little ring of water around and you can feel that soil is nice and moist there. So I always tell them just go out in your garden and look and you can see Where that ring of water will start to develop and when that area gets saturated you can turn your water now the general rule of thumb is It takes about two-and-a-half hours for each of these emitters to deliver an inch of water Which is usually plenty so with these guys right here frequency is going to be more important. So I’ll probably water them every day just for an hour or so So they can get up and go and really nice Get over that little bit of transplant shock and start growing. So our first cool weather planting of fall 2019 is in the books, but we’ve still got a long way to go still got at least 3 2 to 3 more plots in this dream garden to plant a lot more plants to get in the ground I’ve got rutabagas, I’ve got kohlrabi, I’ve got cabbage, I’ve got Brussels sprouts I’ve got turnips. I Can’t even remember What all I have in the greenhouse, but it’s all getting ready to plant and so I’ve got to get it work. so I’ve got to get to work and We’ll take you along for the ride planting these other plots here getting some of this cabbage, brussel sprouts, other stuff in the ground if you have any questions about fall planting or growing Transplants or what you should transplant and what you should direct seed. Let me know in the comments below I’d also love to hear if you guys have gotten any broccoli and Collards and cauliflower in the ground yet. As always. Hope you enjoyed this video. We’ll see you next time.