Cabbage

No known alternate names

 Brassica oleracea var. capitata – Brassicaceae

Description

Height – 12 to 15 inches
Spread – 2 to 3 1/2 feet
Root Depth – 18 to 36 inches
Hardiness – Hardy, can tolerate light frost
Exposure – Partial Shade, needs 5 hours of sun per day

Planting

Depth – 1/4 inch
Extensive Spacing
  In Row – Spacing between plants within row in inches
  Between Rows – Spacing between rows in inches
Intensive Spacing – 1 per square foot

Direct Seed
  Spring – From 6 weeks before last expected frost to 2 weeks after last expected frost
  Fall – Beginning and end dates of fall planting in weeks before and/or after first frost

Transplant
  Spring Inside – From 12 weeks before last expected frost to 8 weeks before last expected frost
  Spring Outside – From 6 weeks before last expected frost to 2 weeks after last expected frost
  Fall Inside – From 16 weeks before first expected frost to 12 weeks before first expected frost
  Fall Outside – From 9 weeks before first expected frost to 6 weeks before first expected frost

Succession – Two plantings during the spring and one planting during the fall

Requirements

Germination – 50°F to 75°F
Growth
  Soil – 65°F to 75°F
  Air – 60°F to 75°F (day), 50°F to 65°F (night)
pH – 6.0 to 7.5
Watering – Heavy, 1 1/2″ per week
Fertilizer – Heavy feeder, one main application of fertilizer and supplemental applications once every 2 weeks.

Duration

Germination – 4 to 10 days
Maturity – Direct seed, 16 weeks; Transplant, 9 weeks
Harvest – Length of harvest in weeks

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