Information About Cabbage

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.

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Using Red Cabbage As A pH Indicator In Soil

By Amy Grant

Learn about this great way to test the pH balance in your soil using red cabbage. It’s a fun DIY project.

Tips For Companion Planting With Cabbage

By Amy Grant

Companion planting has numerous benefits, such as creating diversity in the garden. Read on to learn about cabbage companions.

Is Colewort A Vegetable – Growing Colewort Plants In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Colewort plants are unique in that they are a medieval version of cabbage. For more information about colewort and its uses, read on.

Deadon Savoy Cabbage: How To Grow Deadon Cabbages

By Mary Ellen Ellis

For a striking cabbage with excellent flavor, try Deadon. Learn more about this tasty cabbage for fall and early winter harvest here.

Primo Vantage Cabbage Variety – Growing Primo Vantage Cabbages

By Teo Spengler

Primo Vantage is a sweet, crunchy cabbage for spring or summer planting. Growing Primo Vantage cabbages is easy. Find the information you need right here.

Murdoc Cabbage Variety: Learn About Murdoc Cabbage Care

By Laura Miller

If you like the texture and flavor of Caraflex cabbage, consider growing Murdoc cabbages. For more information on the Murdoc cabbage variety, click here.

Tiara Cabbage Variety – How To Grow Tiara Cabbages

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Some varieties of cabbage require a bit of space in the garden, while other smaller cultivars are ideal for home gardens with less room. The Tiara cabbage variety is perfect for anyone wishing to enjoy homegrown cabbages without large growing spaces. Learn more here.

Integro Red Cabbage – How To Grow Integro Cabbage Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Red cabbage is colorful and nice for dressing up salads and other dishes; it also has unique nutritional value thanks to its deep purple color. A great hybrid variety to try is Integro red cabbage. For more information on the Integro cabbage variety, click here.

Heirloom Cabbage Info: Tips For Growing Danish Ballhead Cabbage Plants

By Teo Spengler

Cabbage is a very popular winter crop, and among favorite varieties to grow is Danish Ballhead cabbage. Interested in learning how to grow this type of cabbage? For more information about the Danish Ballhead cabbage variety, click the following article.

Durham Early Cabbage Plants: How To Grow The Durham Early Variety

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

One of the first to be ready for harvest, Durham Early cabbage plants are among the favorite and most reliable of early-season cabbage heads. First cultivated as the York cabbage in the 1930’s, there is no available record of why the name changed. Learn more here.

Late Flat Dutch Cabbage Plants – How To Plant Late Flat Dutch Cabbage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Try growing Late Flat Dutch cabbage if you like a big, firm cabbage with excellent flavor. This cabbage variety really delivers in terms of quality, quantity and heads that keep for a long time. To learn how to plant Late Flat Dutch cabbage, click the following article.

Farao Cabbage Variety – How To Grow Farao Cabbages

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Cabbage can be grown in spring or fall, or even both for two harvests per year. The Farao hybrid variety is a green, early ballhead cabbage with a mild, yet, delicious flavor. For more information about the Farao cabbage hybrid variety, click the following article.

What Is Portuguese Cabbage: Portuguese Cabbage Planting And Uses

By Teo Spengler

Whether you call them Portuguese cabbages or Portuguese kale plants, this leafy green crop is still the most popular vegetable in Portugal. For more information about the Portuguese cabbage variety and tips on growing it yourself, click the following article.

Feeding Cabbage Plants: When And How To Fertilize Cabbage Correctly

By Laura Miller

Perhaps you've heard cabbage is a heavy feeder. When growing cabbage, adequate amounts of nutrients are necessary to produce large heads with healthy leaves. Knowing how to fertilize cabbage is the key to a successful crop. This article will help with that.

Cabbage Storage Tips: What To Do With Cabbages After Harvest

By Laura Miller

Cabbage is a cool-season crop, maturing in an average of 63 to 88 days. Many gardeners grow cabbage for the versatility of its fresh use. Deciding what to do with cabbages can be problematic. Click here for tips and methods of storing cabbages.

Types Of Cabbage – Different Cabbages To Grow In Gardens

By Amy Grant

There are many different varieties of cabbages available to grow, which may be the reason it has such a lengthy history of cultivation. So, just what types of cabbages are there? To learn about different cabbage varieties, click the following article.

Omero Hybrid Cabbage Care: Learn About Growing Omero Cabbages

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Omero red cabbage is slow to bolt in the summer garden. This vibrant purple head can mature last in spring and go in the ground earlier in late summer. A great choice for sauerkraut, this cabbage is slightly sweet and peppery. Learn how to grow it in this article.

Heirloom Cabbage Plants – How To Grow Charleston Wakefield Cabbages

By Laura Miller

If you're looking for a variety of heirloom cabbage plants, you might want to consider growing Charleston Wakefield. Although the heat-tolerant cabbages can be grown in almost any climate, Charleston Wakefield was developed for southern U.S. gardens. Learn more here.

What Is Ruby Ball Cabbage: Tips For Growing Ruby Ball Cabbages

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Red cabbage is a versatile and easy to grow vegetable. Ruby Ball purple cabbage is a great variety to try. It has a nice, sweet flavor and will stand in the garden for weeks without splitting, so you don’t have to harvest it all at once. For more information, click the following article.

Storage No. 4 Cabbage Care – Growing Storage No. 4 Cabbages

By Amy Grant

There are a number of storage cabbage varieties, but the Storage No. 4 cabbage plant is a perennial favorite. It is true to its name and holds up well into early spring under proper conditions. If you are interested in growing this cabbage variety, click here for more info.

Bilko Chinese Cabbage: Tips For Growing Bilko Cabbages

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

Napa cabbage is the best-known variety of the Chinese cabbages with large, full-size heads and good disease resistance. The oblong heads have pale green, crinkly outer leaves with creamy yellow inside. The Bilko cabbage variety is a good type of Napa to grow. Learn more here.

What Is Caraflex Cabbage: Growing Caraflex Cabbage Heads

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Caraflex hybrid cabbage is a small cabbage, weighing less than two pounds (1 kg.) and has an unusual, somewhat pointed shape. This cabbage is somewhat sweeter than others and easy to grow too. For more information on the Caraflex cabbage variety, click here.

Savoy Express Cabbage Variety – Planting Savoy Express Seeds

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Plants like cabbages require quite a bit of space and a long growing season to truly thrive. Luckily, smaller and more compact varieties have been developed for those with little space. Savoy Express cabbage is one example to try. Click here to learn more.

Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage: Tips For Growing Copenhagen Market Cabbage

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the most versatile vegetables featured in many cuisines is cabbage. It’s easy to grow and may be planted for an early summer crop or a fall harvest. Copenhagen Market early cabbage matures in as little as 65 days, so you can enjoy it sooner. Learn more here.

Gonzales Cabbage Plant Info – How To Grow Gonzales Cabbage

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

: Gonzales cabbage variety is a green, early season hybrid that produces mini heads and takes 55 to 66 days to mature. The firm, softball-size heads mean less waste. They are a perfect size for most family-size cabbage meals and have a sweet, spicy taste. Learn more here.

Kaitlin F1 Cabbage Info – Tips For Growing Kaitlin Cabbage Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Kaitlin F1 cabbage is a mid-season variety with medium sized heads and leaves that are dry in comparison to other cabbages. The heads also have a long storage life. If these traits appeal to you, try growing Kaitlin cabbage in your vegetable garden. Learn more here.

Red Express Cabbage Info – Growing Red Express Cabbage Plants

By Amy Grant

If you love cabbage but live in a region with a short growing season, it’s time to try growing Red Express cabbage. These red cabbages are perfect for your favorite coleslaw recipe. To learn more information on how to grow this cabbage variety, click here.

Capture F1 Cabbage – How To Grow A Capture Cabbage Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Capture cabbage is a hardy, vigorous grower valued for its resistance to many pests and diseases. To learn more about growing Capture cabbages with helpful tips on cabbage care, click on the following article.

Parel Hybrid Cabbage – Growing Parel Cabbages

By Mary Ellen Ellis

There are a lot of great hybrid cabbage varieties to try for your vegetable garden. One is the Parel cabbage. What makes the Parel hybrid variety special is its compact form, split resistance, and short maturity time. It is also easy to grow. Click here to learn more.

January King Cabbage Plants – Growing January King Winter Cabbage

By Teo Spengler

If you’re searching for a vegetable that can survive the chill of winter, look at January King winter cabbage. This beautiful semi-savoy cabbage has been a garden classic for hundreds of years. For information on growing this cabbage variety, click here.

Golden Cross Mini Cabbage: Tips For Growing Golden Cross Cabbages

By Mary Ellen Ellis

You may have limited growing space or just want an early variety, either way, Golden Cross cabbage plants are one you should be considering. This green hybrid cabbage is miniature, allowing for closer spacing and even container growing. To learn more, click here.

Tendersweet Cabbage Plants – How To Grow Tendersweet Cabbages

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Tendersweet cabbage is just what its name suggests, plants producing tender, sweet leaves perfect for stir-fries or coleslaw. Tendersweet cabbage can handle frost but not hot weather so, it’s best to get started in early spring. To learn more about Tendersweet cabbage, click here.

Stonehead Hybrid Cabbage – Tips On Growing Stonehead Cabbage

By Laura Miller

Growing Stonehead cabbage is one of those pleasant surprises. Often lauded as the perfect cabbage, it is early maturing, tastes great and stores well. With such endearing qualities, it's no wonder this 1969 AAS winner is still a popular choice among gardeners. Learn more here.

Ornamental Cabbage Care – How To Grow Ornamental Cabbage Plants

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

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.

Ruby Perfection Variety – How To Grow Ruby Perfection Red Cabbage

By Laura Miller

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.

Brunswick Cabbage Variety – How To Grow Brunswick Cabbage Plants

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.

Heirloom Cabbage Plants – Growing Perfection Drumhead Savoy

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

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 Variety: How To Grow Earliana Cabbages

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Early Golden Acre Cabbage Variety: How To Grow Golden Acre Cabbage

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

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.

Growing Orient Express Cabbages: Orient Express Napa Cabbage Info

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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.

Cabbage Mosaic Virus – Learn About Mosaic Virus In Cabbage Plants

By Shelley Pierce

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.

Rooting Cabbage Bottoms – Tips On Growing Cabbage In Water

By Amy Grant

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.

What Is Savoy Cabbage: Information On Growing Savoy Cabbage

By Amy Grant

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!

Cabbage Container Care: Tips For Growing Cabbage In Pots

By Liz Baessler

Growing vegetables, like cabbage, in containers is a great alternative to planting them in beds in the ground. Learn how to grow cabbage in containers in this article. Click here for more information.

What Is Walking Stick Cabbage: How To Grow Walking Stick Cabbage

By Teo Spengler

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.

Can You Prune Cabbage: Information On Pruning Cabbage Leaves

By Amy Grant

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.

Tying Up Cabbage Leaves: Do You Have To Tie Up Cabbage Heads

By Amy Grant

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.

Cabbage Looper Control: Information On Killing Cabbage Loopers

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Winter Cabbage Info – How To Grow Winter Cabbage Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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: Fixes For Splitting Cabbage Plants

By Jackie Carroll

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: Control Of Leaf Spot In Cruciferous Vegetables

By Jackie Rhoades

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.

Information About Cabbage Maggot Control

By Heather Rhoades

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.

Cabbage Harvest Time – Information On Harvesting Cabbage

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.

Possible Reasons Why Cabbage Won’t Form A Head

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

Tips To Control Cabbage Maggot In The Garden

By Heather Rhoades

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.

Caring For Chinese Cabbage – How To Grow Chinese Cabbage

By Kathee Mierzejewski

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: How To Grow Cabbage In Your Garden

By Caroline Bloomfield

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 – How To Keep Slugs Off Cabbage

By Brandi Brown

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.

Protecting Your Cabbages From Cabbageworm And Cabbage Moth

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

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.

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