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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.


  1. Travis Mattingly Author

    None of my transplants didn't do very good except your spinach… and onions… I tried to be careful… half shaded and half sun but I believe the sun got the best of them

  2. Dominique Naomi Author

    Same here in south Louisiana it is still in the 90's. Might get some cooler temps next week. I planted two bell peppers last weekend. They will survive and produce almost all winter. Planted yellow onions. Might grow hairy vetch over the rest of the garden this winter.

  3. Tracy Atkins Author

    I have transplants ready to go in the ground but we are getting unusual amounts of rain in the desert. We just got 3/4 of our annual rainfall in just 2 days and more to come. So transplants have to wait. I don’t want them to get swept away or drown.

  4. Carol Avant Author

    Hey, Travis! Great looking garden! We've been a few degrees cooler here, so I direct seeded my collards and beets this week. My kale and broccoli should be ready to transplant in another couple of weeks. So far – So good!

  5. Shaken Grain Author

    Planted bok choy, yellow squash, and green beans in mid-July in central South Carolina. Harvested bok choy yesterday. Green beans ripening now, now enough yet. Squash just now blooming/buds not yet open. We'll see what happens. Finally supposed to cool here next week too. No rain in 8 weeks. None. Two small showers in month before that. VERY dry summer. Centipede grass is dormant. Hand-watering everything. Glad the garden is small. Birds getting small plants, so glad it's small so I can net them out. Cool crops in my new Hoss seed trays awaiting transplant.

    Oh, also planted in mid-July from small transplants collards, kale, spinach, turnips. 95+ degrees ever since. Spinach never sprouted (seeds elsewhere before I found you). Have eaten several outer leaf harvests of turnip greens – they tolerate heat fine if watered. Kale came up and was doing good too til moth worms consumed – got nets too late. Birds ate tiger collards planted recently, but they were doing fine in the heat, just slow. Guessing yours will be ok on drip tape, especially since we are at end of heat wave hopefully. Appreciate you guys – information and motivation!

  6. Sherry Tucker Author

    Are you setting the transplants directly on TOP of the drip tape or right NEXT to it? I buried my tape in my fall squash and beans rows for the 1st time this year and am now a COMPLETE convert to burying it! NOW I gotta save up for the drip tape layer combo, so THANKS FOR THAT! {grin}

  7. Joel Henderson Author

    Travis if we plant a fall garden hear in Oklahoma we hafta plant in August it is so hot then it's hard to make even watering and usually it's hard to make before frost so I don't do it. You guys are lucky to live in an state where you can.

  8. Craig Smith Author

    I live in south west mississippi and I've had my broccoli and collard greens planted since the first of September my plants are a little over a foot tall now and look really good but the stems of my plants at the ground are smaller than normal and they're falling over. Any ideas what could cause that? The stems are only small maybe 2 or 3 inches up but then get to your normal size. Destiny broccoli and bull dog collards. I've pulled dirt to them and that's helped I've just never ran into this.

  9. Sj Smith Author

    Well, here in S. Calif low desert… Riverside County… Fall arrived last week. In the last few weeks I've been putting in transplants of broccoli, cabbage, and chinese cabbage. I have a lot of kale volunteering too. I had extra plants too, thankfully, because the seedlings have been appetizing to grass hoppers and hens alike. I have mustard coming up in the areas, which I plan to hula hoe down in a few weeks to deter nematodes (one of your previous videos); but the grasshoppers and hens seem to avoid that and find my transplants instead. Sigh. So I put in the extra transplants. Trying really hard to more of our own food, and more of the stuff we actually will eat. Love your videos, because my planting times are usually a few weeks off from yours; and so I can learn from you. What brand is your drip tape? I can't handle the stuff in big box stores, which hurt my fingers to assemble. Thanks again.

  10. Jason Woodruff Author

    From seed to transplant how long did they grow? I got seeds and a tray from y’all but my plants are growing super slow. Thanks for any tips.

  11. FlowerGrower Smith Author

    Collard greens are NEVER seen in Australia. I know about them solely through you guys in the US. I got some seed and they’ve just popped up so I’m gonna transplant them into large soil blocks today. I can’t wait to try them. It’s spring here so I hope it’s OK to get them going now. I hope your autumn ones go well. I love all the brassicas…!

  12. Gidget Author

    Best channel ever for a northern gardener transplanted in the deep south ❤️ trying to figure out the correct time for the crops to go in, is the most difficult thing to adjust for when you move into a climate zone that is a couple of zones different then what you're use to gardening. You two do a great job!

  13. Tom Mathews Author

    Looking good brother! My dang knees hurt just watching you! Enjoy your youth! 🙂 It's a crisp 98 here today, bout the same for tomorrow, but Sunday looks like high of 85 with a 60% rain chance and Monday/Tuesday are both high of 78/75 with a 60% chance of rain Monday. Maybe, just maybe, it's finally breaking! Dang trees are dying around here!

  14. Kathy Cook Author

    Travis, I love watching you plant into your dream garden – it helps me so much on spacing, watering, etc., since I am a rusty gardener (its been a while since I gardened). My tiger collard transplants from the seeds I ordered from Hoss have been in the ground about 2 weeks and are doing great even though we are just like you and have not had any significant rain, or any rain in well over a month with temps in mid 90s and upwards. Luckily, my garden is within watering distance and it has been happy with my constant attention. My containers of the white egg turnip seeds I ordered from Hoss I have already been eating greens off of, but the seeds in the ground I broadcast are having trouble coming up and some not at all – what is the difference sowing into the ground and into a whiskey barrel container??? Weird. Tell Greg that I picked up a sack of "multiplying onion sets" from Stuarts Farm Supply in Purvis Mississippi and from the description they gave me there, they sure sound like what Greg is looking for.

  15. Pew Heretic Author

    If you only buy one thing from Hoss, get those seed trays! You can beat a possum to death with one of those trays and they're super convenient and durable to no end. I've tried tons of trays and nothing compares. They clean easy, store neatly, strong enough to stand on and large enough to plant a large plot. You'll use a seed tray more than a wheeled hoe, so get the best trays you can possibly get. These will last decades. Love 'em.

  16. First and last name Author

    The seeds might be cheap for you but you sure don't pass that along to your customers. $4.00 for a couple hundred? And these are basic seeds, nothing special! Why is that? Is it because it takes a while to sort and package them? Surely what shouldn't take too long with a few kids and a scale.

    I thought baker creek was expensive but you guys charge more for the basic crops than what they charge for their specialty rare seeds and that just don't make sense. Just wanted to share some customer feedback. Why pay $4 bucks for something I can go to MI GARDENER for and get 4 different packs of 4 different crops for the price of one of your packs?

  17. Hal Smith Author

    Do you have a deer problem? Deer have taken care of our okra! Planted cabbage i bed (raised) with spaghetti squash (that were nibbled on) – have covered with row cover using the "Out of Sight-Out of Mind" that seems to camoflage from deer and will do same withh broccoli until can get electric fence up. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  18. Tesa Lindsey Author

    This may be a stupid question, but I am new to the gardening scene. I am wanting to get all my research done before we even purchase land. SO…what does open pollinated mean?
    Also any advise? I am in the Atlanta-Athens GA area.


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