Fertilize Your Cabbages Organically
Vegetable Gardening: Growing Organic Cabbage
Head of Green Cabbage
a.k.a. head cabbage, is a long standing food staple of the world.
The dense, compacted leaves form "heads" which store very well.
Combined with the fact it is so widely grown makes cabbage a very
Types of Cabbage for Growing in Your Vegetable Garden:
Cabbage can be green or red and come in dwarf varieties that can
be grown in container gardens.
- Savoy Cabbage: With it's
curly, lacy leaves, this cabbage is very pretty. It's leaves are
not as densely packed as the head cabbage.
- Green Cabbage: These
round, heavy heads of cabbage are what most of us are familiar
with. Excellent storage capability.
- Red Cabbage: Looks just
like a green cabbage except it's...well.. red. Red cabbage
usually has much smaller heads than green cabbage and are not
bothered by the cabbage caterpillars.
- 'Gonzales' Cabbage Variety:
This compact plant produces small heads(4-6 inch), making it an
ideal variety for container gardening.
For summer harvesting, start your cabbage seeds 4-6 weeks before the
- Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep, with 2-3 seeds per hill. Keep
the seeds starters at 75 degrees for best germination.
- When seedlings emerge, thin to one seedling and keep the
seedlings at a lower temperature (about 60 degrees). Keep them
there until time to transplant.
- Transplant your cabbage seedlings into your garden, spaced
about 8 inches apart.
Pure Black Castings™ and VermaPlex® Applications for Cabbage:
- Mix in
Pure Black Castings™ into your garden soil at a rate of 1
pound per 50 square feet.
- At planting, apply
VermaPlex® at a rate of
40:1 (40 parts water to 1 part VermaPlex®).
- At 4-6 true leaf stage, apply VermaPlex® at a rate of 20:1,
and again in 12-14 days.
- At head initiation, apply Vermaplex at a rate of 20:1.
VermaPlex® can be applied as a drench or as a
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