Start indoors 5-7 weeks before the last frost. Before transplanting outdoors, harden for one week, by putting outside during the day. Plant in a sunny location where cabbage was not grown the previous year. Enrich the soil with vegetable food; and firm over seed after planting. Keep soil moist and weed free. Feed every 4-6 weeks; and protect from insects. Harvest cabbage when the head is firm by cutting just below the lowest leaves. Heads will be between 5-7 inches in diameter.
Rotate the location where you plant cabbage each year, and remove the roots after harvesting, to help avoid soil borne diseases.
A late summer planting, in areas with mild winters, can provide a beautiful garden edge, or a tasty winter crop.
Wit & Wisdom: Plant near beans and cucumbers, not near broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, or tomatoes. For a complete list of cabbage's friends and foes, read The Old Farmer's Almanac Cabbage Growing Guide!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Cabbage Seeds (Golden Acre)
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Seed Type||Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom|
|Hardiness Zone||USDA 3-12|
|Seed Count||Approximately 950 Seeds|
|When to Plant||Spring and Early Fall|
|Packed for Year||2021|
|Scientific (Latin) Name||Brassica Olercea Var. Capitata|
|Planting Depth||1/4 Inch|
|Plant Spacing||12-24 Inches|
|Row Spacing||24-36 Inches|
|Time to Germination||7-10 Days|
|Time to Maturity / Harvest||60-70 Days|
|Fruit / Vegetable Size||5-7 Inches|