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Cabbage Brassica oleracea

How to sow cabbage: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off.

Sun requirement for cabbage: Plant in Full Sun

Cabbage has been planted 30 times by Growstuff members.

Cabbage is a member of the Brassica family and related to kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. It's dense, layered heads grow on stalks and are surrounded by looser outer leaves. It's leaves can be green, white, or purple in color, and smooth or crinkly in texture. Depending on the variety, the head can be round, oblong, or flat. Cabbage prefers cooler temperatures and is best planted in the spring or fall.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

20 weeks

First harvest expected

27 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

29 weeks after planting

Height

30cm

Spread

40cm

Row Spacing

60cm

Companions

blue lake bean cumin

Photos

Cabbage crops

Cabbage plantings

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Double headed cabbage
Double headed cabbage
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Cabbage harvests

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

choy sum

choy sum

Brassica rapa var. parachinensis
January king cabbage

January king cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. sabauda
kohlrabi

kohlrabi

Brassica oleracea (gongylodes)
red cabbage

red cabbage

Brassica oleracea Capitata group
Savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage

Brassica oleracea var. sabauda

Crop Map

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What people are saying about cabbages

pandemic baking - use for those eggshells

by shiny,

There's so much baking going on here, stuck at home under the nationwide pandemic lockdown -- and when we can get eggs we end up with many eggshells. These can be crushed and placed around the base of brassica like [cabbage](crop) and [broccoli](crop). Snails and slugs don't like slithering over ...

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The nets are up

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Due to the pandemic lockdown, I can't go to the hardware store to get things. I've been in semi-isolation since the start of march, and we've been in nationwide lockdown since last week. I needed to set up the nets to keep out the white butterfly. I've had to be creative and i've had to recycl...

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Planting outdoors & fruit trees

by maco,

Today I transplanted the [cabbage](crop) and [onion](crop) seedlings outside and planted seeds for: [arugula](crop), [garlic](crop) (well, cloves, not seeds--forced in the fridge), mesclun salad mix, [kale](crop), [cauliflower](crop), and [beet](crop)s. Some of these (cauliflower, beets, mesclun)...

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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