3 Reasons to love Brassicas

Kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, mustard greens and more. the Brassica family is rich in goodness unmatched elsewhere in the vegie patch. With cooler temperatures on their way and  white butterfly on the decline, now is a great time to get your favourites in. Here are our best reasons for giving them some space in your garden.

1.They are really good for you.
The benefits of the whole Brassica genus are now well known. Cooked right or eaten raw, these little gems are proven to boost your immunity. This preventative approach to health is proving more important than previously thought - Mum was right about brussel sprouts!

2. We have the climate for it.

New Zealand has the cooler temperatures that Brassicas like, and now is a great time to sow. Rotate your crops and keep the soil rich for a flavourful harvest. Be careful though, bugs love Brassicas too, so thinking about some crop cover should keep more goodness on your plate. For pests and also the coming frosts, we recommend our Microklima cloche kits to keep things nice and snug.


3.Wildcard : Have you tried kohlrabi?

Try shredding or grating this vitamin rich bulb into a coleslaw or salad. It has its own distinctly sweet, mild aniseed flavour that will add punch to your kitchen creations. Throw in sweet carrots to keep things balanced nicely. Goes well with pork or fish too, just don't go overboard - aim for one of your big fresh kohlrabi for one big cabbage.


delicious kohlrabi
humble cabbage
super kale



Here is our range of Mikroclima Cloche Kits perfectly suited for Brassicas. Get Growing Things!

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Cloche Kit - Jumbo Mikroclima

Cloche Kit - Jumbo Mikroclima

 This Med-large  garden cloche , with quality Italian mikroclima cloth.  The Ascot ..

$95.00

Cloche Hoops - Jumbo

Cloche Hoops - Jumbo

Galvanised steel garden hoop - 1.150m height x 550-1.0m wide.  6mm diameter steel.  They w..

$16.00

Cloche Hoops - Standard

Cloche Hoops - Standard

700mm height x 350mm width.    Price is per hoop.Make your own cloches/tunnels  ..

$8.50

Mikroclima Cloth - 3m width

Mikroclima Cloth - 3m width

Knitted Polyethylene Crop Cover/Frost Cloth.  buy per metre length Original Italian cloth -&nbs..

$7.95

Cloche Net Anchor Pins

Cloche Net Anchor Pins

The unique design of this netting pin makes it easy to use without damaging the netting.   Heav..

$7.50

Cloche Net clip

Cloche Net clip

New version availble now. A handy wee clip that holds our netting to our  Ascot cloche hoops..

$0.85

Cloche Kit - Midi Mikroclima

Cloche Kit - Midi Mikroclima

This is a popular mid size garden Cloche to grow fresh garden vegetables. The high quality Italia..

$63.00

Cloche Kit - Standard with Mikroclima Cloth

Cloche Kit - Standard with Mikroclima Cloth

This is a good size garden Cloche to grow fresh salad vegetables, strawberries, newly planted seedli..

$56.00

Paper Pot Maker Large

Paper Pot Maker Large

A very sustainable way to grow your own seedlings.   No plastic pot to store or fill up th..

$24.50

Paper Pot Maker - Small

Paper Pot Maker - Small

Sustainable way to grow vegetable or any seedling without the worry of plastic pots filling the land..

$15.00