When to Plant Cabbage – Harvest to Desk


Cabbage is a hardy, cool-season crop. Cabbage seedlings will be set within the backyard 4 weeks earlier than the final frost in spring. You may sow cabbage seeds indoors in flats 4 to six weeks earlier than you set seedlings within the backyard; that’s 8 to 10 weeks earlier than the final frost. The minimal soil temperature for cabbage is barely above 40°F (4°C).

Cabbage grows greatest at temperatures between 40° and 75°F (4°-24°C). Cooler temperatures and hotter temperatures could cause cabbages to bolt and go to seed. Select a spread (see listing beneath) that may come to reap earlier than adversarial temperatures set in.

Count on cabbage seeds to germinate at practically one hundred pc. Chances are you’ll wish to use tweezers to position seeds within the flat at 2-inch (5cm) intervals. If seeds come up crowded, transplant some to a different flat in any other case the seedlings will change into leggy and weak.

If you happen to reside the place summer season temperatures don’t get hotter than about 70°F (21°C), plant succession crops each 3 weeks for a steady provide of tender cabbage.

Cabbage has very shallow roots, so preserve the highest few inches of soil from drying out. Fluctuations in soil moisture after the heads have fashioned could cause heads to separate.

Younger cabbage crops within the backyard.

Cabbage planting dates for spring and summer season harvest

(These dates are for the Northern Hemisphere)

Common date of the final frost Planting dates
Jan. 30 Jan. 1-15
Feb. 8 Jan. 1-Feb. 10*
Feb. 18 Jan. 1-Feb. 25*
Feb. 28 Jan. 1-Feb. 25*
Mar. 10 Jan. 25-Mar. 1*
Mar. 20 Feb. 1-Mar. 1*
Mar. 30 Feb. 15-Mar. 10
Apr. 10 Mar. 1-Apr. 1*
Apr. 20 Mar. 10-Apr. 1*
Apr. 30 Mar. 15-Apr. 10*
Might 10 Apr. 1-Might 15*
Might 20 Might 1-June 15
Might 30 Might 10-June 15
June 10 Might. 20-June 1
*Take into account planting in mid-to-late summer season for a fall harvest, particularly for those who reside in a sizzling summer season area.
Cabbage patch near harvest
Cabbage patch close to harvest

Cabbage planting particulars

  • Sowing depth: ½ inch (13mm)
  • Area between plant after thinning: 18-24 inches (cm)
  • Days to sprout: 10
  • Days to reap: 60-110
  • Storage interval: 12-16 weeks
  • Seeds per 100 row toes: ¼ ounce (7 grams)
  • Yield per 100 row toes: 60 kilos (29 kg)
  • Early to reap varieties (65-75 days): Earliana, Early Greenball, Early Marvel, Golden Acre, Emerald Cross Hybird.
  • Midseason to reap varieties (75-85 days): Bonanza, Copenhagen Market, Stonehead.
  • Late to reap varieties (85-100 days): Houston Evergreen, Storage Inexperienced, Danish Ballhead, Penn State Ballhead.

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