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Plant characteristics

Plant Type:

  • Vegetables
  • Annual

Sunlight Requirements (where to plant related to sun)

  • Full Sun
  • Full Sun or Partially Shade

Soil Type (type of soil plant needs)

  • Soil with Good Drainage
  • Soil with Drainage but Wet

Climate Type (how tollerant is to frost?)

  • Withstands Frost

Fragrant Plant (do flowers have an aroma?)

  • No Fragrant Flowers

Difficulty Level (how hard is to cultivate this plant?)

  • Easy

Blooming Season (which months blooms)

  • January
  • February
  • October
  • November
  • December

Showing Season (which months can we sow seeds)

  • August
  • September

Planting Season (which months can we plant or transplant)

  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

How to grow Cabbages

Cabbage is another favorite vegetable. To preserve its nutrients, do not cook it intensely. When cooking, avoid using aluminum utensils to reduce the smell.

Sprouts are impressive plants. They can also be ornaments in your garden.

Other names for cabbages

Latin name: Brassica oleracea var. capitata. Brassicaceae Family
Greek name: Λάχανο (single, Λάχανα (plural)

For information on growing cabbage, see also the article: How to Grow Cabbage.

Tips for growing cabbages

When we plant cabbages

You will find several varieties of cabbage seeds on the market. There are cabbages that ripen in the summer, others in the autumn and others in the winter.

The sowing periods are:

  • To have cabbages in summer, sow seeds from early March to mid-June
  • For autumn cabbages, sow seeds in mid-May to early June
  • To have cabbages in winter, sow seeds from mid-July to mid-August

Transplanting or direct sowing for cabbages

You can start your cabbages by planting the seed directly in the garden, or by starting by planting the seed in a nursery and then transplanting the seedlings into the garden.

You can transplant when the seedlings have 4 to 8 true leaves. This will happen after 5 to 8 weeks.

If you choose direct seeding, put 3 to 4 seeds in each spot. Of the seedlings that will germinate, keep the one that is the strongest.

Depth and spacing for cabbage sowing

Place the cabbage seeds at a depth of about half a centimeter.

Cabbages need space to grow. Plant the cabbages at a distance of 80 to 100 cm.

Choose a good sowing point

Choose a place in the garden that gets a lot of sun. Otherwise the sprouts will grow stunted.

Best soil for cabbages

Cabbages need a well-drained and fertilizer-rich soil with lots of organic matter. The ideal soil pH is 6.0 to 7.5.

Cabbages need frequent and regular watering.

Irrigating cabbages

Cabbages need good and regular watering.

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