This is one of the 8 broccoli plants I transplanted yesterday. I use half of a yogurt container for cut worm protection and chicken wire for birds. In about 3 weeks the protection is know longer needed and can be reused on other transplants.
I planted my first tomato plant in northwest Illinois in 1947 and have been gardening ever since. My house is on a 2.3 acre lot and have 3 garden plots totaling 10,000 square feet. All vegetable. No flowers. No weeds.