Cabbage (Summer Red) Growing Guide

Cabbage (Summer Red)

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Rich, deep soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not required if good soil.

Companions

Dill, Agastache, Thyme, Nasturtium, Chamomile, Tomato, Celery, Mint and Tansy.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in mid-late summer and transplant to final positions in early to mid autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Surround stem with a 10cm (4 inch) mat with a slit cut into it for the stem to prevent cabbage root fly from destroying the roots. Use fine mesh or fleece over the summer to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants.

Harvesting

Harvest from early spring to early summer.

Troubleshooting

Heavy summer rains following dry weather can cause heads to split.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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