Cabbage can literally be added to any type of food as a filler 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 difficulty to grow:
Days to maturity: 60-65 Days
Plant spacing: 14 x 21 inches
Fruit Weight: 500 grams, 1 kg, 2 kgs
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 by 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 cabbage 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.