Cabbage (Summer) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Brassicas (Cabbage family) ●
Rich, deep soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.
Not required if good soil.
Dill, Mint, Thyme, Chamomile, Catnip, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato, Celery, Nasturtium, Tansy and Agastache.
Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow in mid-late summer and transplant to final positions in early to mid autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Surround stem with a 10cm (4 inch) mat with a slit cut into it for the stem to prevent cabbage root fly from destroying the roots. Use fine mesh or fleece over the summer to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants.
Harvest from early spring to early summer.
Heavy summer rains following dry weather can cause heads to split.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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