When you are about to grow cabbage in your garden, be sure that you plant each plant around 12 to 24 inches apart from each other. Keep in mind that the closer you plant them, the smaller your cabbage head will be. The early varieties of cabbages that were planted 12 inches apart can grow up to three pounds. But now, the later varieties are able to produce cabbage heads of up to eight pounds. These are really good cabbage harvests.
Once you have learned how to grow cabbage in your garden, you will definitely have a good harvest of the vegetable. Be sure to sow your cabbage seeds 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch deep. And after sowing them, you must keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings appear, you can thin them out to your desired spacing. Furthermore, fertilizer is very important for a good harvest of cabbage. This is especially true if you are using seedling instead of seeds to grow your crop of cabbage. When the cabbage is half grown, add nitrogen to the soil. This will help the plant mature better.
Always make sure that the soil is moist enough during the growing season. This is important if you are looking to get better and healthy heads of cabbage.
Your cabbage is ready to harvest once you see the heads are the right size. Keep in mind that you can still harvest your cabbages once the heads split, but do it quickly because the splitting can attract pests and also diseases.
Remember that cabbage is a cold season vegetable and will not grow as it cannot tolerate hot weather.
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