Cabbage - Cultivation
Cabbage is a leafy vegetable that grows in cool, moist climates. This hardy green can survive in regions with frost and requires full sun and rich, well-draining soil mixed with aged manure or organic compost. Cabbage is a heavy feeder and needs plenty of nutrients in the soil. Fertilizing the soil will help promote growth and replenish nutrients. Cabbage should be watered weekly as it cannot tolerate drought and needs to maintain even moisture within the soil. Mulching will help retain moisture and keep the soil temperature regulated. Cabbage is grown from seed and has two seasons, one in the spring and one in the fall. It should be planted indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, hardened off to prepare it for living outdoors, and then transplanted 2-3 weeks before the last frost date. As it grows, weeds and side shoots should be removed to allow the Cabbage plenty of space and nutrients. Cabbage is ready for harvest 60-70 days after planting.