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  1. What Is the Best Variety of Cabbage to Plant in Zone 8?
  2. Cabbage Root Fly
  3. How Do I Get My Cabbage to Grow Round Instead of on a Tall Plant?
  4. Cabbage
  5. Any Seeds
  6. my cabbage looks limp and frail
  7. Cabbage Gardening
Asked by windwalker on January 9, 2011
What Is the Best Variety of Cabbage to Plant in Zone 8?

I live in a warm climate.   Is there any variety of cabbage that will do well here?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article has several great suggestions for both varieties to grow and tips for help to grow cabbage in areas with warm weather:
http://www.vegetablegardener.com/item/2367/how-to-grow-cabbages

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Asked by Anonymous on February 2, 2011
Cabbage Root Fly

How can I prevent the cabbage root fly? Is there any insecticide to be had? Also, what is best for clay soil?

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Nikki
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Asked by jean on February 7, 2011
How Do I Get My Cabbage to Grow Round Instead of on a Tall Plant?

My cabbage plants are growing up instead of round. Same with the lettuce. What am I doing wrong?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This sounds like it is a bit too warm for them and they are starting to bolt. Try to keep the soil cooler, this will help. To help keep the soil cooler, mulch heavily around the roots and keep the plants well watered.

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Asked by barbara on March 5, 2011
Cabbage

I have cabbage growing. It has big healthy green leaves but no head. When should it develop a head, or do I just pinch off the large green leaves? Also, my broccoli is about 6 inches high. The pimples (I call them pimples) are small and light in color. Do you think it will develop into something to eat? I am a new planter. . .thanks.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Cabbage takes a bit to develop a head, just give it some time and do not trim the leaves off.

Broccoli is prone to bolting. If a head is forming, that is a good sign, but just take some steps to keep it from flowering. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/broccoli/bolting-broccoli-growing-broccoli-in-hot-weather.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 26, 2011
Any Seeds

When I start growing plants from seeds, why does it take forever for the plants to get big enough to set out? Things like cabbage seeds come up way faster and get bigger before tomato plants, head lettuce, and other things. Why is it like that?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It is just the nature of the seeds. Some grow faster than others. Judging from your examples, I would guess you did not use a heat source to help germinate (which is fine) and cabbage germinates faster and better at a lower temp than, say, tomatoes.

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Asked by veggiecrazy on April 27, 2011
My Cabbage Looks Limp and Frail

My cabbage looks limp and frail. How do I keep it alive?

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Heather
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Asked by Anonymous on April 28, 2011
Cabbage Gardening

I need to know how to start preparing the soil and how the beds are going to look. What is the height and all to make the bed ready for good cabbage planting in summer in Africa?

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