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Cabbage January King
Plant: 4-6# head
Planting Depth: ¼-½"
Soil Temp, Germ: 55-85°F
Days to Germ.: 3-10
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Days to Maturity: 100-120
Full Sun
Moderate Water


Started Seeds Indoors:
March 21, 2006
Growth Begins:
April 2 2006
Transplanted To Garden:
May 25, 2006
First Harvest:

Cabbage,     (Brassica oleracea )
Cultivated in Northern Europe since 400 BC, this member of the Brassicacea family, ( a relative of broccoli and kale, was eaten by Aristotle before banquets to help prevent drunkeness. Besides its strong flavor, it is a source of Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and has been eaten for a number of supposed healing qualities such as a digestive aid, a joint tonic, sore throats, and skin problems; it may also help prevent colon cancer.

Propagation: Plant in spring for fall harvest. In northern climates, start in the greenhouse in March. Sow seeds in flats, thinly in rows, ˝" deep. At the sign of the fifth leaf, transplant seedlings into 3-4" pots at a depth close to the crown, When mid-spring frosts have nearly ended, it is time to transplant into the garden. Harden off the seedlings by leaving them outside during the day and in a cold frame at night. Second feedings of compost may be needed. Foliar feeding with seaweed extracts prevent aphids and enhance overall health. As a fall crop, plant directly into the garden a couple of weeks after summer solstice. Sow thinly in rows. When plants reach 4" high, thin to 15-18" apart. Cultivate and keep well watered.
Soil & Water: Cabbage will flourish in both sandy/loam or clay/loam soils, well nourished with high quality composted or aged manure.
Harvesting: Cut whole heads from the stem when mature. Size depends on variety.

Golden Acre Cabbage June 13
Red Cabbage June 13
The cabbage is growing fast and large. On 4th of july you can see a head starting to form.
Golden Acre Cabbage July 3
Red Cabbage July 3

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