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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 green cabbages 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.
Common name(s): Cabbage poi
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: Winter
Max reacahble height: Height: 1 to 2 feet Spread: 1.5 to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow
The planting season for cabbage is quite long. Early cabbage should be transplanted as soon as possible so that it can mature before summertime heat. If you have been wondering when to plant cabbage plants, you should know that several varieties are available at different maturity times so you can have a harvest all summer long.
When thinking about when to plant cabbage plants, you should remember that hardened plants can be very tolerant of frosts. Therefore, you can plant these early in the spring with other cool season vegetables. Late cabbage can be started during mid-summer, but remember that they will not develop ahead until fall. Plant transplanted seedling 12 to 24 inches apart in rows, depending on the size of head desired.
Sunlight: Full sun. Cabbage needs at least 6 hours of full sun each day.
Soil: Requires well-drained soil, fertile soil high in organic matter, pH 6.0 to 7.5.
Temperature: Germination temperature: 45 F to 85 degrees F. Plant growth: 60 to 85 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Fertilize plants with a liquid fertilizer.
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