Cabbage

Brassica oleracea capitata | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

We had the stone age, we had the iron age, Now we have the cabb age.

Whether you like your cabbage crispy (as in coleslaw) or cooked, there’s nothing to beat eating vegetables you’ve grown yourself. Brassica oleracea capitata likes to be planted in a fully sunny position,. It’s quite easy to grow, so a good choice for those who’re at the beginning of their gardening journey, and requires little maintenance whilst growing. It takes around 80 days for a head of cabbage to mature, meaning that you don’t have to wait long to taste the fruits of your labour.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-11
Heat zone
  • H6-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 60
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Vegetables & herbs
  • Vegetables
Grown for
  • Culinary use
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Outdoor food
Garden type
  • Kitchen garden
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years
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