Many vegetables produce a compact head, as is the case with most salads, celery, fennel, and cabbage.
These vegetables are generally sown in small pots, and the tufts are placed directly in the garden, when they already have some leaves, arranged in the classic compact rosette.
The flowerbed is prepared, with a good rich, soft and well-fertilized soil; then stretch a string, with the help of a pair of sticks, to mark a straight line on the flowerbed.
Along the line the small plants are positioned, burying them at a distance of about 25-35 cm, depending on the vegetable we are growing. We will take care to bury the plants with the collar not sunk into the ground, to avoid the onset of rot.
Filled the first row, we will move the string about 25-35 cm, to prepare a second one.
The more space we manage to maintain between the clumps, the easier it will be to practice the periodic weeding of the soil between the plants.