is grown in fields. It can be seeded in a greenhouse for an early ansplants
are set out 30 to 50 days after seeding, when the plants are about 15cm high.
Before setting out, the seedling is hardened off. This means stressing the
young plant so it gets used to the harsher conditions in a field. Cabbage
can be seeded directly into a seed bed when the weather is warm enough. Early
varieties of cabbage mature about 70 days after transplanting. The main crop
matures in 75 to 80 days and storage varieties can take up to 130 days. When
cabbage is harvested it is cut by hand near the base with a few outer leaves
left for protection.Well we finally had a week of dry weather, and it could
not of come at abetter time. We had had the ground phoughed for a week or
so. When we got a phone call at 5:00 pm. From Sunnyhurst Nurseries just to
let us know that the first of the early cabbage would be arriving in the morning.
We plant the cabbage four rows on a 60 ins (152.5cm) butt. They are 14 ins
(35.5cm) apart. The plants are grown in peat blocks. Every plant as to be
put in the ground by hand. Many thanks to S. S. A. Agricultural Services for
getting the staff to us at such short notice.