I don’t have the best record with growing cabbages. In fact, the whole process is still somewhat confusing to me. Do you plant it in the fall or do I start winter sowing cabbage? I’ve tried both methods of planting and have had mixed results.
Fall planted cabbages are appealing in that the size is quite a bit larger. Additionally, fall cabbage seems to taste just a little sweeter. On the down side, getting these cabbage seedlings started can be a little challenging. Starting brassicas in the summer can be difficult since the insect pressure is full force.
Winter sowing cabbage, on the other hand, also has some benefits. Starting cabbage early in the season is great because there isn’t any pressure from bugs. This allows for the growth of some really strong transplants that go into the garden. On the down side, the cabbages that I am able to harvest from the garden are a little bit smaller. Ideally, I could wait longer before harvesting, but once again the lack of garden space is a major disappointment.
I would love to know how you grow cabbage in your garden. Do you have any secret tips or tricks to grow beautiful cabbages? Tell me all about it in the comments below!