Cabbage (Medium Maturity) Growing Guide

Cabbage (Medium Maturity)

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

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

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not required if good soil.

Companions

Dill, Beetroot, Carrot, Chamomile, Coriander, Cucumber, Beans, Lettuce, Lovage, Marjoram, Marigold, Mint, Nasturtium, Peas, Rosemary, Sage, Tansy, Thyme, Tomato and Zinnia.

Spacing

Single Plants: 85cm (2' 9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 80cm (2' 7") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover in summer and plant out in autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

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.

Harvesting

Wait until a few light frosts have passed to harvest, because cool weather enhances the sweet flavour of cabbage.

Troubleshooting

Heavy rains following dry weather can cause heads to split.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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