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Cabbage seedling in small 45mm peat pot

Cabbage

Common Name: Cabbage

Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata

When to Sow: Late Summer - Autumn

Planting Position: Likes the sun and plenty of organic matter.

Days to Germinate: 6-10 days

Ready to Harvest:  12-16 weeks

Lifespan: Annual - Lasts one year

Fertilise: Feed fortnightly with a liquid fertiliser.

 

Did you know?

Cabbage is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in Europe. It is part of human diet more than 1000 years. Cabbage has a high nutritional content and can be eaten a variety of ways popular raw in salad slaws, stir-fries, steamed or pickled.

 

About Cabbage: Cabbage thrives in cool weather and easy to grow from seed. Step away from the idea that cabbages are tasteless and boring, the leaves can be stylised or wavy and in a colourful spectrum of vibrant reds, purples and greens, almost too pretty to eat.

Tips for growing: The trick to growing cabbage is steady, uninterrupted growth. That means rich soil, plenty of water, and regular applications of plant food.

Companion Plants - plant Cabbage with: beans, onions, beets, celery and cucumber but keep away from basil, strawberries and tomatoes. To combat some of the cabbages natural enemies surround new plants with aromatic herbs and flowers such as marigold, chamomile, thyme, rosemary, dill, peppermint, spearmint, sage and oregano.

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