Cabbage – Red Express
Season – autumn/ early spring; Sow 1-2cm deep; Sow at 10cm apart, and thin seedlings to 50-75cm apart; Germination period between 4 -7 days; Soil temperatures between 5˚C and 18˚C; Harvest time approx. 11-15 weeks.
Cabbage prefers well-drained, fertile soil high in organic matter. Grows well in full sun, will tolerate part shade yet growth rates will slow. Needs plentiful and consistent moisture, is also classed as a heavy feeder. Cabbage has a shallow root system that needs protection, avoid shallow cultivation and protect roots with mulch.
Good companion plants – beets, celery, onions and aromatic herbs
Seed quantity - 50