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                       Growing Cabbage
    Planting on several dates allows longer harvesting…


C
        abbage is a cool sea-                                  produce small heads. Plants
        son vegetable which                                    spaced closely will produce
        can be produced in          The head size of           smaller heads. Wide
the spring, fall and winter in        cabbage is               spacing will encourage
Georgia. In south Georgia,         determined by the           production of larger heads.
transplants or seed can be          variety, fertilizer        Recommended spacing is
planted from the end of               and spacing              12 to 15 inches on rows at
January through February.           between plants.            least three feet apart. You
By planting on several                                         can      also     increase
different dates, cabbage can                                   production in small garden
be harvested at various                                        by planting a double row on
times.                                                         a bed.
      Side dress with                                              In Georgia, cabbage
          nitrogen…                                            often “bolts” or produces
     This shallow-rooted crop                                  seed head prematurely. This
requires moderate amounts                                      bolting or premature
of fertilizer. Before planting,                                formation of seed head
apply from four to six pounds                                  occurs when cabbage is
of a complete such as 8-24-24 or 8-8-8 for     exposed to temperatures of about 40°
each 100 feet of row. Side dress with          degrees Fahrenheit or lower for several
nitrogen about three or four weeks after       weeks. The larger the seedling exposed to
transplanting and four to six weeks after      these temperatures, the more likely it is to
seeding. Apply ammonium nitrate at the         bolt.
rate of one pound for 100 hundred feet of         Cabbage varieties recommended
row.                                                        for Georgia are:
           Cabbage head sizes…                       Rio Verde, Market Prize, Solid Blue, A
     The head size of cabbage is               and C Number 5 plus, Fortuna, Ocala,
determined by the variety, fertilizer and      Greenboy, Little Rock, Tastie, Green Jewel,
spacing between plants. Some varieties,        Superette, Round Dutch, Blue Boy, Savoy
such as Rio Verde and Hercules, produce        King and Stonehead.
large heads. Others, such as Little Rock,                      For more information on growing cabbage,
                                                       contact your local County Extension Office.



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