When it comes to growing cabbages, it helps to be prepared. That said, here is some useful information on cabbage plant growing that should help you each step of the way. Keep reading for tips on how to care for cabbages in the garden as well as how to deal with cabbage pests and other issues affecting your cabbage plants.
Nothing signals fall like brightly colored ornamental cabbage nestled among other autumn staples such as chrysanthemums, pansies, violas and flowering kale. The cool season annual is easy to grow. Just click this article to get started.
Did you know the color red stimulates the appetite? For gardeners, this is the perfect opportunity to not only add color to the dinner table but also increase the variety of vegetables growing in the garden, like Ruby Perfection cabbage. Click here to learn more.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
The Brunswick cabbage variety is a great choice for autumn planting, as it flourishes in cooler temperatures of fall and winter. This German heirloom, a large drumhead, is becoming rare as winter cabbage growing decreases. Learn more about the cabbage here.
Gardeners with lengthier periods of cool weather can enjoy cabbage varieties requiring longer days to maturity. ‘Perfection Drumhead’ cabbage is just one example of a cultivar that adds both taste and visual appeal to the home garden. Learn more in this article.
Earliana cabbage plants develop much sooner than most varieties. This variety of cabbage is very attractive with a deep green color and has a sweet, mild taste. For more information on Earliana cabbage and growing tips, click the following article.
Ranging in size, texture, and color, different open pollinated varieties of cabbage allow growers to choose the plants which best suit their garden and their growing zone. ‘Golden Acre’ is prized for its compact size and early maturity in the garden. Learn more here.
Orient Express Chinese cabbage is a type of Napa cabbage and has been grown in China for centuries. Growing is almost the same as regular cabbage; however, it ripens much faster. For more info on growing your own orient express cabbage, click the following article.
Mosaic virus affects brassica crops such as turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts, just to name a few. But what about cabbage? There is also mosaic virus in cabbage. Let’s take a closer look at cabbages with mosaic virus in this article.
Many parts of produce can be used to regrow yet another. Growing cabbage in water is a perfect example. Refer to this article to find out how to grow cabbage (and other greens) from kitchen scraps. Click here for more information.
If you, like myself, dislike cabbage as a general rule, have I got a cabbage for you - savoy cabbage. What is savoy cabbage and how does savoy cabbage vs. green cabbage stack up? Click on this article for more information and find out!
Walking stick cabbage plants produce cabbage-type leaves atop a long, sturdy stem. The stem can be dried, varnished and used as a walking stick. It is among the more unusual garden veggies. Click this article for information about walking stick cabbage.
As with any garden crop, cabbage is prone to some issues. Perhaps the leaves are on the ground and beginning to rot or hanging over other crops. So what to do? The answer would be in pruning the cabbage leaves, but can you prune cabbage? Find out here.
Cabbages are a member of the cole crop family. When growing these plants, the question of tying up cabbage leaves often presents itself. Learn more in this article. Click here for info on growing cabbage.
If you see green fat bodied caterpillars on your cabbage that move like little drunks, you probably have cabbage loopers. Cabbage loopers are so named because of their looping, wobbly movement. Click here for more.
Cabbage is a cool season plant but it takes a little planning to get it to thrive in the full cold of winter. There are a few tricks on how to grow winter cabbage. This article will help with growing winter cabbage.
Cabbage head splitting is more likely to occur late in the season when the heads are moderately firm and almost ready for harvest. Find out what causes split cabbage heads and how to fix it in this article.
White spot fungus is a disease that favors the loose leaves of cruciferous vegetables. Preventing and treating white spot on leafy vegetables is important for a good crop. This article has more information.
Cabbage maggots can wreak havoc on a newly planted patch of cabbage. But, with a few preventative steps for cabbage maggot control, you can protect your cabbage from being damaged or killed. Learn more here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Learning how to harvest cabbage correctly provides a versatile vegetable that can be cooked or used raw. Harvesting cabbage at the right time results in the best flavor as well. Click here for more info.
If you are wondering when will cabbage make a head, you may simply need to wait longer or your plants may be stressed by improper culture or temperatures. When a cabbage does not form a head, this article can help.
The cabbage root maggot is responsible for many home gardens suffering a total loss of their root vegetables and cole crops. Read this article to learn how to get rid of cabbage maggots and their damage.
Growing Chinese cabbage is a great addition to any vegetable garden. What is Chinese cabbage? Read the following article to learn more about this vegetable and get tips for growing Chinese cabbage in the garden.
Growing cabbage is fairly easy because it isn’t too fussy. Knowing when to plant cabbage and the conditions it likes best will reward you with an amazing vegetable that is great in salads, stir-fry, sauerkraut and countless other recipes. Learn more here.
Protecting cabbages from slugs requires choosing the right ground cover and keeping the garden area clean. Take a look at getting rid of garden slugs from your cabbage patch in the article that follows.
Nothing is more disappointing to a gardener growing cabbage than going out to harvest the cabbage heads only to find them stunted and riddled with holes and tunnels. Find out how to control cabbage moths and worms here.