Known as one of the most nutritious vegetables in the human diet, cabbage is an excellent crop to try your hand at growing. This hearty vegetable is used in a wide variety of raw and cooked dishes, it stores extremely well for winter use and can also be preserved for longer periods by making it into sauerkraut or kimchi. It requires a bit more room in the garden and grows best in the cooler temperatures of early spring or fall.
Growing cabbage in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Nutritional Information For Cabbage
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.1 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||2.6 g||-|
How to Grow Cabbage in Your GardenSoxx®
We recommend starting cabbage seeds indoors, at least 5 weeks before the last frost. If using a purchased seedling, it can go in the garden about 2 weeks before the last frost date. Cooler weather will give cabbage a good head start and set the plant up for success. Plant 18 inches apart to give the plant a large enough space to grow and form a sizeable head. They should be grown in full sun and watered evenly for best results.
Cabbage Seed to Harvest Time: 80 - 180 days (can vary based on the variety of cabbage - check package instructions for most accurate information)
How to Harvest Cabbage
Depending on what growing zone you are in and the variety of cabbage that you grow, you may be able to harvest multiple times from the same plant. Harvest by cutting off just the head (once it is between 5-10 inches in diameter), leaving as many outer leaves on the base as possible.