Q.Growing Cabbage in North Florida
My son is in third grade and growing a cabbage as part of a project for science. The supplier of Bonnie growers gave each of the children a plant to start in the garden. We have had our plant for two weeks. We prepared a spot for the plant and placed it in the ground. The area was fertilized with cow manure. It looked a little dry this morning, so it was watered with a drip hose for quite a while. However, this afternoon the plant appears to be a little over watered. The leaves are a bit droppy. What should we do to help the plant? Would it better to put the plant in a large pot as opposed to the ground with Miracle Grow? The area in which the garden is located is an area that receives a lot of afternoon sun.
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It should be fine as long as you let the soil dry out some before watering it again. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/growing-cabbage.htm