Growing Cabbage In Your Garden
Growing cabbage in a garden can be an incredibly rewarding and easy experience for some gardeners. When growing cabbage in a garden, be sure to space the plants 12 to 24 inches apart. The closer you space your cabbage plants, the smaller the head of the cabbage will be. Early varieties of cabbage can be planted 12 inches apart and will grow one to three pound heads. The later varieties can produce heads upwards of eight pounds. Once you learn how to grow cabbage, you will have a great cabbage crop. Make sure to sow the cabbage seeds ¼ to ½ inch deep. After you sow them, keep them moist and thin them out to desired spacing once they grow. Make sure you fertilize your plants when growing cabbage, especially after transplanting. Then add nitrogen as well when the cabbage is half grown. This helps them mature better.
Make sure the soil is moist throughout the growing season so your cabbage produces better heads. To harvest these plants in your garden, anytime you see cabbage heads, the cabbage is ready to harvest. When growing cabbage, the highest yield can be had if you remember to cut the cabbage heads before they start to split. You can still harvest the cabbage after the head has split, but do so quickly as the damage to the cabbage plant attracts disease and pests.