Cabbage is the most important vegetable of the Brassica group. A cosmopolitan plant, it has been cultivated over much of the world since the earliest times. A hardy crop, it is grown over large areas of the United States, enduring a wide range of temperatures and producing in early and late seasons. Well-drained soils are required, fortified with essential plant nutrients. Start indoors in January or February and transplant to open ground, setting the plants 18 inches apart in rows 2-2 1/2 inches apart. An ounce of seed will produce about 2,000 plants. For fall crops, the seed may be sown directly in the row. Plenty of nitrogen rich fertilizer and frequent cultivation are necessary.
Some of the seed varieties we sell have been treated, so please wash your hands after handling.
Check with your local county extension agent for suitable planting dates and other vital information.
Alphabetical index of growing information on specific vegetables at Texas A&M.
University of Illinois Extension Service's guide to growing, storing and preparing vegetables.
Ohio State University's Plant Facts web site has a searchable database containing over 20,000 pages of extension service fact sheets and bulletins.
Vegetable Growing Guides at Cornell University.
New location same trusted service!