This Cabbage, leafy vegetable contains a good amount of nutrition. This pack contains approximately 35 seeds.
Cabbage (Brassica oleracea or variants) is a leafy green annual-biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads.Cabbage heads generally range from 1 to 8 pounds (0.5 to 4 kg) and can be green, purple and white.
Smooth-leafed firm-headed greencabbages are the most common, with smooth-leafed red and crinkle-leafed savoy cabbages of both colors seen more rarely.This cool-season crop grows best when daytime temperatures are in the 60s F. Direct-seed or transplant spring crops for fresh use in summer.Plant fall crops for winter storage or sauerkraut.
||Full sun. Cabbage needs at least 6 hours of full sun each day.
||Requires well-drained soil, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5.
||Germination temperature: 45 F to 85 degrees F.Plant growth: 60 to 85 degrees F.
||Fertilize plants with a liquid fertilizer.
Harvest when heads reach desired size and are firm. This will take around 70 days for most green cabbage varieties.
Most early varieties will produce 1- to 3-pound heads. Cut each cabbage head at its base with a sharp knife. After harvesting, bring inside or put in shade immediately.
To get two crops from early cabbage plants, cut the cabbage head out of the plant, leaving the outer leaves and root in the garden.
The plant will send up new headsâ€”pinch them off until only four or so smaller heads remain.
When these grow to tennis-ball size, they will be perfect for salad.
After harvesting, remove the entire stem and root system from the soil to prevent disease build up.
In proper root cellar conditions, cabbage will keep for up to 3 months.