Cabbage (Short Maturity Red) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Brassicas (Cabbage family) ●
Rich, deep soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.
Not required if good soil.
Single Plants: 50cm (1' 7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 45cm (1' 5") with 55cm (1' 9") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow spring to autumn in most areas.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Use fine mesh or exclusion netting over the warmer months to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants. Short maturity cabbages are the most suitable types for sowing during the warmer months.
Harvest when heads have reached a decent size and are firm.
Heavy summer rains following dry weather can cause heads to split.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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