How to Grow Cabbage from seed to harvest. Cabbage is fairly easy to grow and will be ready to harvest and has amazing health benefits.
Cabbage is in the same family as broccoli and also likes cooler weather but seems to do well though the summer here in Idaho. We love cabbage in our house. I plan to try sauerkraut this fall. The Hardworking Husband loves it and it’s great for you. Cabbage in general is great for you. In just one cup, you get 91% of your daily vitamin K requirements, 190% of your daily vitamin C, and 5 grams of fiber. Wow! Toward the bottom are some great cabbage recipes so you can get all this greatness in your diet.
Starting seeding inside: Like broccoli you start seeds inside or out about the same time. Start them 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Plant 3 seeds 1/4″ deep in each pot. Thin to 1 plant once they are 3″ tall. Transplant the outside after average last frost. Plants should be spaced 18″ between plants and rows spacing should be at least 20″. Red cabbage is a little more delicate and needs to be started inside and should be started in pulp pots. Remove the bottom of the pot and plant the entire pot.
Sowing seeds outside: Start seeds outside 4 to 6 weeks before the average lost frost. Plant 3 seeds every 18″. Once they are 3″ tall, thin to one plant every 18″.
Harvest cabbage when the head is well developed, firm and solid when squeezed. Using a knife cut the head at the base.
Cooking with Cabbage:
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