Chinese Cabbage Growing Guide

Chinese Cabbage, also known as Napa Cabage

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Rich, moist soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Tolerates light frost.

Feeding

Feed plants with a liquid plant food when they begin to form heads.

Companions

Basil, Celery, Dill, Garlic, Mint, Nasturtium, Potatoes, Rosemary, Thyme, Onions, Beans and Agastache.

Spacing

Single Plants: 1' 3" (40cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 11" (30cm) with 1' 11" (60cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in spring while the soil is still cool. Plant again in late summer for harvesting in the fall.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Water often to keep the soil constantly moist.

Harvesting

Harvest when the heads reach the size you want. In fall, cut heads high, leaving the base of the plant intact. Small heads will often regrow from the stub.

Troubleshooting

Slugs can be a problem. Trap them with beer traps, hand pick them in rainy weather, or spray them with caffeinated coffee.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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