Growing Guide for Cabbages:
Plant your cabbage seedlings in a sunny spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. Work in organic matter like compost to enrich the soil.
- Space your cabbage seedlings 12-24 inches apart in rows that are 24-36 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at the same depth they were in their containers, ensuring the crown is level with the soil surface.
- Water your cabbage plants consistently, keeping the soil evenly moist, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
- Mulch around the cabbage plants to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
- Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer when the plants reach about half their mature size.
- Watch for common cabbage pests like aphids and cabbage worms, and use appropriate pest control methods if necessary.
You can start harvesting cabbage when the heads feel firm and have reached the desired size. Use a sharp knife to cut the cabbage heads just above the base.
With “The Cabbage Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown cabbage to enjoy in salads, coleslaw, stir-fries, and more. Happy gardening!