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- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well drained, moisture-retentive and firm
A classic spring cabbage variety for picking loose-leafed as greens, or leaving to heart up and produce a large, handsome pointed head with an outstanding flavour and crisp texture. As the name suggests you can start picking this versatile spring vegetable particularly early in the season, providing a welcome harvest when there's little else around.
- Growing Instructions:Sow seeds in late summer into well-prepared seed beds in shallow drills 1.5cm deep. Keep well watered and thin seedlings to 5cm apart as they appear. Once plants are 10cm tall, transplant to their growing site, planting them 35-40cm apart and about 1.5cm deeper than they were in the seedbed and firming well. Protect from slugs and net against pigeons. Growing spring cabbage under horticultural fleece or mesh will prevent caterpillar damage.
- Sow: July-August
- Harvest: April-May
- Approximate quantity: 450 seeds.
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Q:how do you stop bugs eating your cabbages ?Asked on 14/7/2013 by david from bristol
There are several things that might attack cabbages. Perhaps then you could get back to me with either a description of the insect, or or the damage they are causing and I will do my best to help.Answered on 15/7/2013 by Helen from Crocus
Q:When do I plant potatoes and other veg?
When is the best time to plants potatoes? Also can you advise me what veg I could grow now until March with poly tunnels?Asked on 4/10/2006 by Bets Ingram
A:You can start chitting your early and maincrop seed potatoes in February, but the best time to plant is in early to mid spring. As for growing vegetables in your polytunnels, you have lots of options. Spinach, kale, and some varieties of lettuce will live through the winter in a polytunnel. Certain kinds of onion work well from an autumn sowing, and you'll get a much earlier crop than if you'd waited until spring. Other possibilities are cabbage, Pak Choy, Chinese cabbage, and most root crops. Leeks, beets, carrots, turnips, parsnips and radishes, can be sown for winter harvestAnswered on 5/10/2006 by Crocus
If you just want to grow a few vegetables or have suffered losses with early sowings, buying plants is a great way to play catch-up. Buying plants also allows you to grow vegetables if you do not have the facilities to raise them from seed yourself or wheRead full article