In Western Washington, some members of the Cabbage Family (aka Brassicas, formerly Cruciferae) can be grown throughout the year. Crops include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, arugula, mustard, rutabagas, turnips, radishes, collards, bok choi, and Brussels sprouts. These cool weather vegetables are among the first to be planted each year, as early as March for most transplants and April for direct seeding. In this vegetable gardening class, learn what it means to plant “as soon as soil can be worked” and how to promote “workable” soil by covering the soil or planting in raised beds. Get tips on warming the soil to promote germination. Other topics covered include variety selection, what “open pollinated” means, cultural requirements, container growing, fertilizer needs, seed saving and the consequences of using hybrid varieties, major diseases and pests, as well as pest management techniques. More info: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=gdujbjuab&oeidk=a07eh9zlrbtb1bba3db. Find more classes from King County Master Gardeners: https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries.