How to start to grow Cabbage plants from Seed?
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How to start Cabbage Plants from seed?
Hi Gardening Friends
Here is a brief history of growing cabbage in the New World.
Cabbage was first introduced to North America by the french explorer of Canada Jacques Cartier. And by the year 1660 in was being propagated in the eastern United States.It is considered to be a cool weather crop in the north eastern part of the United States and Canada.
And in the southern part of the United States in is grow in the winter time of the year. Mature dates are found from when the seedlings or transplants are place in the ground until they are harvest every type matures at a different time so there are many different types of mature dates to choice from. It depends on the type and variety of cabbage plant grown. Also when planting cabbage don't you ever plant cabbage in the same place due to the many cultural diseases that are found in the soil from the year that cabbage was planted there before.
Here is some information on starting Cabbage plants from seed?
Here is some information on starting Cabbage plants from seed? First as always you should have clean sterilized seed flats to start your cabbage seeds in. And also as always you should have a soilless mix to start your cabbage plants in. What you would look for is to buy a soilless mixture that is for germinating seeds. Then you will fill your seed flat half full with germination mix after that soak your flats and let then drain over night.
Here is some early Cabbage varieties that you should try.
Cabbage is very easy to grow.
Stone Head 67 days. One of the most popular early hybrids. Heads are round very solid- average 4 lbs./2kg and about 6in/15 cm in diameter. High qualityfor commercial use in shipping. Heads stand a long time without bursting. Tolerance to yellows.
Copenhagen Market Early
Flat Head Dutch
Hybrid Savoy Cabbage
All of these Cabbage Types are easy to start from seed.
You don't need to start Cabbage all at once you can sow the seed over many times during the growing season. What you do is take your seed flat that you fill half with germination mixture and you soaked the entire seed flat that haves the germination mixture in and you let it drain before you start to plant it. Take a packet of what kind of Cabbage seeds that you have to sow and open the packet and start to sow the seeds after you sow the seeds than cover the seeds with about a fourth of a inch in germination mix.
Then go back and mist the entire seed flat. Either put the flat on a bench in the greenhouse or put the flat on a propagating mat and a grow light in your House.
Let me know how you do with growing cabbage from seed?
Good Luck Gardening Friends
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