Cabbage (Spring) Growing Guide

Cabbage (Spring)

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Rich, deep soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in prior to planting.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Should tolerate moderate frost.

Feeding

Drench every two weeks with an organic liquid fertilizer.

Companions

Dill, Mint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Garlic, Onions and Agastache.

Spacing

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

Sow and Plant

Sow late summer to move to final positions in fall to be over-wintered and ready for spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Try growing different varieties from seed to explore differences in leaf color and type. Most early-maturing cabbage varieties produce smallish heads.

Harvesting

Cut heads when they reach the size you prefer. Small secondary heads often grow from the base of early cabbage plants after the primary head is cut.

Troubleshooting

Watch for green imported cabbageworms, the larvae of the cabbage white butterfly. Exclude the adults with row covers.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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