Top Questions About Cabbage Plants

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Questions About Cabbage Plants

Asked by
windwalker on
January 9, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
January 10, 2011
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 3, 2011
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Asked by
jean on
February 7, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
February 8, 2011
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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

Q. 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.

Answered by
Heather on
March 7, 2011
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
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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

Q. my cabbage looks limp and frail

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

Answered by
Heather on
May 2, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2011

Q. 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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