Cabbage can literally be added to any type of food as a healthy taste enhancer or merely for garnishing. As there is no peeling and the leaves are directly used, store-bought cabbage has harmful pesticide residue. Growing it in your own kitchen garden helps you grow it clean and chemical-free.
Level of professionalism
Days to maturity
14 x 21 inches
Light Requirement: Requires full sun during the day
Soil Requirement: Cabbage requires well-drained, loamy, and nutrient-rich soil. Maintaining soil quality is very important for its head formation.
Water Requirement: Keeping the soil moist at all times is vital. The water evaporation can be prevented through mulching the soil.
Harvesting: Harvest heads that have tightened by cutting right above the base along with 2-3 leaves to prevent the edible part from getting damaged. Homegrown cauliflower may have a smaller head. Therefore, the tightness of the head should be a determinant of its maturity and not its size. Do not let the head spread out as this indicates spoilage of the fruit.
Important Growing Tip: Prepare the seedling for transplantation. Water it well for the first 7-15 days once the seeds get germinated. After 4-6 weeks pass and the seedling reaches 8-10 cm height with at least 3-4 sets of leaves, you can transplant it.