Can I Grow Cabbage?
Cabbage is a cool season crop - sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before your last hard frost. You can direct sow a crop for fall harvest in mid-summer.
Cabbage Plant History
Grown even in Roman times, the cabbage of today is more compact and tasty. It's a classic ingredient in many dishes such as sauerkraut, corned beef, and even cole slaw.
Should I Plant Cabbage Seeds or Plants?
Cabbage must be started indoors 6 weeks before your last frost date. You can direct sow a crop for fall harvest in mid-summer.
How To Cultivate Cabbage
Avoid planting cabbage in the same spot each year as with any cabbage family crop.
Cabbage Plant Growing Tips
Cabbage plants need up to 1 1/2 inches of water a week. Well-amended soil is vital to ensure vigorous growth.
Cabbage Insects & Diseases
Cabbage is bothered by few insects and diseases. Floating row covers keep most insects at bay. Always avoid planting cabbage in the same spot each year as with any other cabbage family crop.
Harvesting Tips for Cabbage
Harvest cabbage heads when they have formed tight, firm heads. Cut the stem below the head but do not pull the remaining plant. Smaller cabbage heads often develop near the base of harvested heads.
Cabbage Recipes & Storage
You can serve cabbage raw or cooked - it's great both ways! Try it steamed, boiled, stir-fried, sautéed or baked. Shred cabbage for delicious cole slaw and sauerkraut.
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