Growing Cabbage

  • Start cabbage seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. See frost dates for your area.

  • Harden off plants over the course of a week. To prepare soil, till in aged manure or compost.

  • Transplant outdoors 2 to 3 weeks before the last expected frost date. Choose a cloudy afternoon.

  • Plant 12 to 24 inches apart in rows, depending on size of head desired. The closer you plant, the smaller the heads.

  • Mulch thickly to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

  • Practice crop rotation with cabbage year to year to avoid a buildup of soil borne diseases.

-Source: Old Farmer's Almanac

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