Cabbage Plants
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cabbage

Zone woodland Al | msytallant added on March 8, 2014 | Answered

Will cabbage plants turn to seed? Will the plant still produce cabbage heads or do you have to remove the plant? Our plants are in a greenhouse.

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Heather
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Answered on March 12, 2014

Cabbages can bolt (go to seed) before they form a head if they are exposed to temperatures that are above their ideal. Once they bolt, there is no way for them to form a head. You can help reduce the chances of bolting by planting in cool weather and mulching around the plants.

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