I am planning my raised bed for the cabbage family. Since the cabbage moths and worms are ruthless around here, I put the cabbage family together in a raised bed with netting overhead to keep the bad bugs out.
I plan to put 3 brussels sprout plants down the middle and cauliflower and broccoli on either side with two plants of each variety. Right now I have popsicle sticks reserving the spots because I am not planting them yet.
Along the outer edges, I have garlic growing on three of the sides which I started last fall. On the other side, I have onion bulbs which I planted a few weeks ago. In between the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli (which are just popsicle sticks for now!), I am growing some Chinese cabbage, derby cabbage, radicchio, endive and spinach. The Chinese and derby cabbage will mature quickly to give room for the Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli which I will be transplanting a little later. I like to harvest the leaves from the radicchio, endive and spinach plants as I want them so they will be stay small in height.
If you missed my Idea #1, just click on it.