Cabbage (Medium Maturity Red) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Brassicas (Cabbage family) ●
Rich, deep soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.
Not required if good soil.
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 spring to summer and plant out when ready.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
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.
Wait until a few light frosts have passed to harvest, because cool weather enhances the sweet flavour of cabbage.
Heavy rains following dry weather can cause heads to split.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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