Red Cabbage

Red CabbageRed Cabbages are easily identified by their red/purple foliage. Cabbages prefer cooler weather and will survive light frost. They can be grown in regular garden soil that is fertile and enriched with humus. Light, sandy soil is good for early crops. Experienced gardeners usually plant 2 or 3 varieties that mature in sequence to provide a succession of heads. Be careful, however, not to set out too many plants because heads go out of prime eating condition pretty fast. Water the transplants right after planting. Cultivate very shallow every couple of weeks to keep weeds down. Cabbage uses a lot of the nourishment from the soil, so a 5-10-5 fertilizer should be dusted between the rows a month after planting at 25 lbs. per 1,000 sq. feet then watered in well.

Size: 1204

Spacing: Plant 12″ part in 24″ rows.

Height: Grows 12″ tall.

How To Grow: Plant in full sun.

Outstanding Features: Cabbage is high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber.

Tips: Spring Cabbages should be picked before hot weather causes the heads to split.

Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit

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